Tagged: Lebanon

Israel-Lebanon border clash

In the first serious clash since their 2006 war, Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire on the border in an exchange that killed four people, including two Lebanese soldiers and an Israeli army officer.  It apparently was sparked when Israeli soldiers cut down a tree along the fence dividing the two countries.  International relations Professor Augustus Richard Norton, […]

BU professor tells Congress

International relations Professor Augustus Richard Norton, a former U.N. peacekeeper in Lebanon and author of “Hezbollah: A Short History,” testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on  Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs about assessing the strength of Hezbollah.  In his testimony, Norton made clear that Hezbollah remains a major influence in Lebanon because […]