Hizbullah (Hezbollah): The Story from Within

Hizbullah (Hezbollah): The Story from Within

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by Naim Qassem
     
 

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A unique insider’s view of one of the most important political parties in the Middle East. The mandate of Hizbullah (“Party of God”) is laid out here for the first time in English by a high-ranking insider.

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A unique insider’s view of one of the most important political parties in the Middle East. The mandate of Hizbullah (“Party of God”) is laid out here for the first time in English by a high-ranking insider.

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ISBN-13:
9780863565175
Publisher:
Saqi Books
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Naim Qassem was born in Lebanon in 1953. He holds degrees in chemistry and religious studies, and taught chemistry for many years at college level. A founding member of Hizbullah in 1982, and the party's Deputy Secretary-General since 1991, he is the author of numerous books on political and religious issues.

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Hizbullah (Hezbollah): The Story from Within 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beirut768 More than 1 year ago
(1 of 2) is written in the book entited ""In the path of Hizbullah"" by: Ahmad Hamzeh

The HZB criticized an Arab world where empty words are so often taken for deeds.
Perhaps we should not omit to appreciate this: many historians understood Shiizm as the Revolution in Islam.
HZB's supporters are Shiite Moslems but their reasons for fighting, they endeavour to have us believe, are entirely patriotic.
Their adversaries interpret what they (HZB) are aspiring to do as innate reflex often hidden in any peculiar psyche, the same as severe revenge of a deprived who wants to become the beneficiary.
As a matter of fact, I am not so sure I can agree with this interpretation.
Is this common to all revolutionists?
HZB vows to turn the table and change the old culture in the Arab/Israeli conflict that advocated a victory of myth over reality, of propaganda over performance, a situation that had hitherto been predominant in the Arab World, but now is different.
The HZB claims they are transforming such decayed culture into heroism.

Moreover, irrespective how the tide of the battle has ended (if ended at all), come what it may, HZB fighters have proven their love and loyalty to their leaders, and a tight unity of command behind Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah whose character has impressed many in the Western world.

The second fight HZB and Israel have lain down has not come to grief yet. Lebanon could face miscarriage of justice in the UN while Israel's security problems loomed larger.
Ardent politicians and military youths, from both sides, have simply waved the red rag to a giant bull.

I wonder how this book should be updated.

Perhaps it is premature to do any `revision' now.