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  • Hezbollah Essay

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    Abstract Hezbollah (Arabic for "Party of God") is an umbrella organization of various radical Islamic Shi'ite groups and organizations which receives substantial financial and philosophical support from Iran. Hezbollah's formation was a direct response to Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon designed to eliminate the Palestinian Liberation Organization's base of operations. Hezbollah's stated objectives include the establishment of a Shiite theocracy in Lebanon, the destruction of Israel, and the

  • The Rise Of Hezbollah

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    Origin and Rise in Influence The origins of Hezbollah can be traced from the residual effects of oppression the Shiite community faced by Christians and Sunni elites (Masters and Laub, 2014). However, the tipping point came after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, that same year Hezbollah was formed with the help of Iran; ideologies stemming from the ones displayed during the Iranian Revolution (Masters and Laub, 2014). Hezbollah gained legitimacy when they repelled the French and American

  • Hezbollah the Terrorist Organization Essay

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    Hezbollah: Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that originated in Lebanon in 1982. In just more than twenty years Hezbollah has proved itself to be an effective terrorist organization. Hezbollah is much more than just a terrorist organization. In Lebanon it has become a major political party and social force to be reckoned with, as well as a major supporter of other terrorist groups. Hezbollah is a powerful organization and this power has led to its dominance in the world of terror. Hezbollah

  • Essay on Hezbollah: Lebanese Shiite Militia

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    To most of the world, Hezbollah is known as a Lebanese Shiite militia that takes an anti-western stance, and despises Israel and the United States. To the Arabs, Hezbollah is known as a resistance group that provides socioeconomic and social services to Shiite communities is southern Lebanon.# The group as been held accountable for several attacks against Israel and Western targets, but yet provides social services in Lebanon by running hospitals, schools, orphanages, and media outlets. It has adopted

  • Analyzing Hezbollah And Its Use Of Violence Against Israel

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    Brianna Yannie Cho Islam and Politics Final Paper Strategic Hezbollah: Analyzing Hezbollah and Its Use of Violence Against Israel Introduction In the 1980s, Lebanon’s Hezbollah declared, “Israel is a rapist enemy that we will continue to fight until the raped land is returned to its rightful owners”, and subsequently initiated a militaristic and political struggle, as some would deem “terrorist” in nature, that would begin in approximately 1982 and persist to this very day.1 After having claimed

  • Hezbollah

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    I. PROBLEM DEFINED Hezbollah (“Party of God”) is attempting to expand its reach in the Middle East. Expansion of this terrorist group poses a threat to international security. Since its inception in 1982, it has been linked to the murders of Americans, Lebanese, Europeans, and citizens of many other nations. Its expansion efforts are under the guise of global jihad but in reality it is using terrorism to advance a radical agenda throughout the Middle East. . Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian

  • The Is The Party Of God

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    Abstract When translated, Hezbollah means “The Party of God.” However, as we examine the history, demographics, agenda, methodology and target choices and affiliation assignments and contributions of Hezbollah, we discover that this organization was established with perhaps one goal in mind and that is to strike fear into the hearts of those that oppose an Islamic state in Lebanon. Therefore, as the self-proclaimed “Party of God,” based on the history of their activities and actions, they appear

  • The Conflict Between Syria And Lebanon

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    Syria and Lebanon are two dramatically different states with a deeply intertwined history. They were both born out of French interventionism following World War 1, and have experienced complex and strained relations ever since. The two nations have both experienced prodigious political turmoil since gaining their independence, with both suffering from civil wars and conflict with their mutual neighbor, Israel. The war and turmoil that has plagued these two countries can be traced back to various

  • A Current View Of Shiite Terrorist Organization

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    prominent terrorist groups. Terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah have made a significant impact in parts of the world, yet few people have heard of them. Throughout this paper, characteristics of Hezbollah will be examined such as, formation, leaders, purpose, influences, financial support, associations and their impact to the world. Finally, this paper will present a current view of the Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah. Hezbollah, a radical Shi’a Muslim group located in southern Lebanon

  • It has been said that, one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. When examining

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    It has been said that, one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. When examining organizations that make this statement true, it’s hard to ignore Hezbollah. Hezbollah, also known as Hizbullah, or Hizballah, is a Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party established and residing in Lebanon. Hezbollah, meaning “Party of God”, was created out of a volatile time in Lebanon. Lebanon in the 1970s was a collection of warring factions within the country. Palestinian guerrillas, Shiite