This book assesses the causes and consequences of the impact on the recent Middle East war. The authors describe the popular basis of Hezbollah in Lebanon among the Shiites, but also its relation to the country's other religious communities and political forces. They analyze the regional roles of Syria, Iran, and Hamas as well as the politics of the United States and Europe. The authors dissect the strategic and political background behind recent actions taken by Israel; the impact of Israel's incursion into Lebanon and effects on Lebanon's population -- and the consequences of the war on Israel polity and society.
“…an unusual comprehension of the facts of international politics.”
—Le Monde Diplomatique, on Gilbert Achcar
“Warschawski is not the Israeli left’s only border runner, but his fellow-travelers are few.”
—The London Review of Books, on Michel Warschawski
* Lebanon, from Its Origins to July 12, 2006 * Hezbollah, from Its Origins * The 33-Day War and Its Consequences in Lebanon * Israel, Between Its "Second Lebanon War" * Conclusion: The Sinking Ship of U.S. Imperial Designs