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Jay Tharappel is a Communist geopolitical writer and PhD candidate currently studying theories of imperialism as they relate to the wars of the 21st century in the Arab world. He is the media spokesman for the Yemen Solidarity Council and has played an active role in the Hands Off Syria movement. The Oriental Despot is his personal brand and website, and he tweets under the handle @JayTharappel.

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  1. The title of this article is rather hyperbolic. As if Israel could intimidate Australia. Hezbollah which has eaten up half or more of Lebanon is a poor innocent organization while Israel is a terrorist state is laughable. This narrative was constructed, without undue difficulty, with tricks of storytelling and framing: pretending the conflict is simply Israel’s fault. here is some facts about them. Founded in 1982 by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and deemed a terrorist group , Hezbollah (Party of God)is the most powerful group in Lebanon thanks to a heavily armed militia that fought several wars with Israel. It grew stronger after joining the war in Syria in 2012 in support of President Bashar al-Assad. * It is both a political movement and guerrilla army, drawing its support from among Lebanon’s Shi’ite population. The group and its allies helped form Lebanon’s current government. Hezbollah’s arsenal has been a major point of contention.

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