By Amos Harel
This is the 1st complete account of the development of the second one Lebanese battle, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier at the morning of July 12, 2006, in the course of the hasty determination for an competitive reaction; the fateful discussions within the cupboard and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy battling in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York.
The ebook solutions the subsequent questions: has Israel realized definitely the right classes from this failed military confrontation? What can Western international locations research from the IDF's failure opposed to a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization? And what position did Iran and Syria play during this affair?
34 Days delivers the 1st blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon battle and new insights for the way forward for the sector and its results at the West.
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Extra info for 34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon
Nasrallah’s sentiments on the farms did not attract any particular attention in Israel. Others things the Hezbollah leader said at the end of the same month have been carved to a much greater degree into Israeli awareness. On May 26, two days after the last Israeli soldier left the soil of southern Lebanon, Hezbollah held a victory parade in the town of Bint-J’Bayel. Nasrallah was the key speaker, and his words were directed at the entire Arab world. ” CHAPTER THREE DENIAL D months of 2000, a new custom came into being in Lebanon.
Hezbollah would represent the underprivileged of every community in addition to its continued resistance to Israel. The decision to participate in elections, which received the blessing of Iran and Syria, constituted the most significant change in Hezbollah ideology in those years. The organization was no longer spouting promises to “uproot” the Lebanese government and replace it with an Islamic regime, as it had at its inception; from now on it would follow the state’s laws. It has been said that with this choice Hezbollah crossed the Rubicon, the point of no return.
Public pressure from within Israel against the continued presence in Lebanon affected the army and seeped down to its lowest ranks. And there were more cases of reduced values (in terms of demands from the fighting Barak Promises 19 units). To my mind, this was catastrophic. When each incident is analyzed individually, it is difficult to pinpoint the extent of the problem. Sometimes it might appear to be right to stop an operation in order to avoid complications that might result in casualties.