Najib Mikati

Is Hezbollah Now in Charge of Lebanon, and What Does it Mean for Israel?

01/26/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- With Lebanon in turmoil and a Hezbollah-backed prime minister poised to take power in Beirut, Israel is concerned at the prospect of a tectonic shift in the regional balance.

For the moment, however, Israeli officials do not expect Lebanon’s political turmoil to trigger a new round of fighting on the Israel-Lebanon border.

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