Hezbollah and Hamas: A Comparative Study

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Hezbollah and Hamas are major players in Middle Eastern politics and have a growing involvement in global events. Despite their strikingly different beginnings, they share a common denominator—an adversary in Israel. Hezbollah and Hamas draws from primary interviews and documents coupled with a thorough review of current scholarship. This is a portrait of the organizations’ roots, histories, ideologies, relationships, tactics, political outlooks, and futures. Joshua L. Gleis and Benedetta Berti present ...

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Overview

Hezbollah and Hamas are major players in Middle Eastern politics and have a growing involvement in global events. Despite their strikingly different beginnings, they share a common denominator—an adversary in Israel. Hezbollah and Hamas draws from primary interviews and documents coupled with a thorough review of current scholarship. This is a portrait of the organizations’ roots, histories, ideologies, relationships, tactics, political outlooks, and futures. Joshua L. Gleis and Benedetta Berti present organization charts, maps, and a case study of the TriBorder Area in South America, which frequently serves as an operational center for terrorist groups.

Recognizing that these two groups are increasingly relevant to U.S. national security, Gleis and Berti provide a comparative analysis of their histories and political missions that moves beyond reductionist portrayals of the organizations' military operations.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Canadian Jewish News - Sheldon Kirshner

As Joshua L. Gleis and Benedetta Berti argue in Hezbollah and Hamas: A Comparative Study, a first-rate account of their respective development, Hezbollah and Hamas have evolved into important players in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will continue to play this role in the future.

Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs - Yehudit Barksy

Valuable as an introduction to the background and structure of these organizations.

Survival

While Hamas and Hizbullah have vastly different origins, they share a common adversary: Israel. As the groups become increasingly relevant to US national security, the authors provide a thorough overview of their histories, ideologies, tactics and futures—combining scholarship and primary sources in their analysis.

Canadian Jewish News

Within the past six years, Israel has fought one war with Hezbollah, the Party of God, and two wars with Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement. What are their roots, histories, ideologies, and tactics? Joshua L. Gleis and Benedetta Berti skillfully explore these issues in a fine primer.

Choice

Solid analyses of these two Islamist national resistance movements, both of which—notably Hezbollah—demonstrate a kind of strength that is lacking in more secular organizations and constitutes a new kind of challenge to Israel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421406152
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,331,683
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua L. Gleis is an independent scholar and international security consultant. Benedetta Berti is a lecturer in Middle Eastern studies at Tel Aviv University and an associate fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms xi

Introduction 1

Part I Hezbollah

1 The Lebanese Players: A Background 7

The Shiites and Amal 8

The Maronites 14

Maronite Christian Parties Today 18

The Palestinians 21

The Sunnis 23

Lebanese Salafi-Jihadist Groups 27

The Lebanese Political System 30

2 Hezbollah: History and Development 35

The Beginning 36

Hezbollah in Post-Taif Lebanon 42

3 Ideals and Belief System 51

The Religious Pillars 52

A View of the World: External Enemies and Allies 53

Hezbollah in Lebanon: A Political and Military Platform 57

4 Structure 61

Political and Military Structure 61

Social Welfare 66

Fundraising 69

Latin America and the Tri-Border Area as a Case Study 71

5 Strategies and Tactics 76

Military Operations 76

Terrorism 84

Regional Involvement: A Growing Trend 86

Propaganda and Psychological Warfare 89

Part II Hamas and Militancy in the Palestinian Territories

6 The Palestinian Players: A Background 95

The PLO and Fatah 103

Palestinian Islamic Jihad 109

Salafi-Jihadist Groups in Gaza 112

7 Hamas: History and Development 118

The Beginning 118

Political and Social Development 123

8 Ideals and Belief System 134

Islamist Roots and Religious Pillars 134

A View of the World and of the State of Israel 138

Hamas in the Palestinian Territories: Political Agenda and Activities 141

9 Structure 144

Political and Military Structure 144

Social Activism and Grass-Roots Support 148

Fundraising 152

10 Strategies and Tactics 158

Military Operations 158

Terrorism 162

Propaganda and Psychological Warfare 165

Part III Countering Hezbollah and Hamas

11 Israeli Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism 173

Conclusions 185

Notes 195

Glossary 233

For Further Reading 239

Index 243

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