Episode Number
55
Danny Citrinowicz: Hezbollah’s political position in Lebanon is weakening 
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Ben speaks this week with Maj. (res.) Danny Citrinowicz, one of Israel’s most notable experts on Iran, its proxies in the region and its nuclear ambitions. Citrinowicz refers to the barrage of 19 rockets fired by Hezbollah against Israel last Friday. He explains that Hezbollah’s main concern in general is the deterrence equation with Israel. Hezbollah's leadership now worries that Israel might exploit the growing insecurity in Lebanon to further attack the group, "especially after recent statements by Israeli seniors over pre-emptive strikes against Hezbollah’s precise-missile facilities."
Links:
-Rocket fire continues on Israel-Lebanon border - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
-Israel weighs risks, options for dealing with Hezbollah’s precise missiles - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
-Netanyahu and Nasrallah at a standoff - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
-Israel stands alone on Iran - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
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