Eiland: Hezbollah conflict unlikely in 'foreseeable future'

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June 20, 2011 22:12

The unlikelihood of another armed confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah "in the foreseeable future" is one of the positive side effects of the tumult in Syria, former National Security Council head Giora Eiland said Monday.

Eiland, speaking at the World Zionist Congress' Board of Governors meeting in Jerusalem, said that over the past five years Hezbollah has felt "pressure to avoid another provocation [of Israel], and in this regard Israel managed to deter them quite successfully. I think the events in Syria are even more helpful."


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