Lebanon Watch: Day 1 (“Days of Rage,” Clinton Reacts, Hezbollah/Drug Cartel Connection)
Day 1 of monitoring media reaction to the media reaction nomination of Najib Mikati as prime minister of Lebanon. Read More
Welcome to Lebanon Watch, a new update on news involving Israel’s neighbor in the wake of Najib Mikati’s nomination for prime minister. The purpose of this column is to monitor media reaction to a situation that we at Jewcy find quite grave. We welcome you to offer any commentary on matter in the comment section below.
- Hundreds of angry protesters burned tires and blocked roads across Lebanon on Tuesday after Iranian-backed Hezbollah secured the appointment of its candidate to lead the next government. MSNBC dubs this the “days of Rage.”
- Israel government officials are closely monitoring the situation in Lebanon but haven’t called up more troops yet.
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “Wary of Hezbollah-Controlled Lebanon.”
- The connection between Hezbollah and drug cartels.
(Picture via Joseph Eid / AFP – Getty Images)