Episode Number
63
Geopolitical expert Eyal Zisser: A Lebanese civil war won’t really threaten Israel 
On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcastOn Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast
Geopolitical expert Eyal Zisser: A Lebanese civil war won’t really threaten Israel
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Ben Caspit talks this week to Dr. Eyal Zisser of Tel Aviv University. Zisser, an expert on Syria and Lebanon, reacts to recent incidents in Beirut, noting that while Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah is strong, he also has his own constraints and sources of weakness — particularly since not all the Shiites in Lebanon are following him. Zisser addresses the possibility of a civil war breaking out again in Lebanon, estimating that like in Syria, this could present a tactical threat to Israel, but not a strategic one. 
Links:
-Israel willing to give maritime talks with Lebanon another try - Al-Monitor
-Netanyahu and Nasrallah at a standoff - Al-Monitor
-Israel treads cautiously as fire exchanged on border with Lebanon - Al-Monitor
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