All quiet on the northern front

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May 18, 2017 12:06

The likelihood of Israel going to war in Lebanon and Syria is low as the Jewish state marks 69 years of independence.

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A Hezbollah commander briefs press members on April 20 about Israeli military positions along the border with Lebanon. (photo credit:AFP PHOTO)

ON APRIL 20, Hezbollah took Lebanese journalists on a tour of the Israeli border led by a commander of the Shi’ite militia in full combat uniform. According to the 2006 cease-fire agreement between Israel and Lebanon under the terms of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, Hezbollah personnel are prohibited from wearing military fatigues or carrying weapons along the border. Only the Lebanese army is entitled to do so.

Israeli military commanders and the government took the televised tour lightly.

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