The Third Lebanon War
July 25, 2016
9:15 am -
The Third Lebanon War: The Coming Clash Between Hezbollah and Israel in the Shadow of the Iran Nuclear Deal
Monday, July 25, 2016
9:15 am – 10:30am
This summer marks 10 years since the Second Lebanon War—the longest war experienced by Israel since 1948—which left in its wake severe devastation on both sides of the border. The ceasefire under UN Security Resolution 1701 was broken by Hezbollah almost immediately after its implementation in August 2006. Since then, Hezbollah has been gradually but intensively building itself into a more lethal and dangerous force, with new weapons, training and financing from Iran.
Is another border conflict inevitable? How would the Syria conflict impact the next clash? Will the Iran nuclear deal impact Israel’s calculus? What can the U.S. and our allies do to reduce the impact of what promises to be a devastating regional conflict?
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a panel discussion to examine the risks of this looming conflict on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 9:15am to 10:30am. The conversation featured FDD Senior Advisor Brig. Gen. Yakov Shaharabani, FDD’s Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer, Carnegie’s Joseph Bahout, and FDD Senior Fellow Tony Badran. The conversation was moderated by FDD writer-in-residence and New York Times correspondent Michael Gordon.
FDD distributed a new FDD report providing a comprehensive analysis of Hezbollah’s increasing threat to the region.