9 FEB 2020 Lebanon Forms a New Government, but Popular Protests Persist

Hezbollah’s rising influence in Lebanon, manifested inter alia in its control over the new government formed in Lebanon, poses a dilemma, including for Israel. Are the Lebanese state and Hezbollah identical? This is a question of much significance, not just regarding Israel’s position on international aid for Lebanon and international contacts with the new government, but also, when the time comes, vis-a-vis the scenario of a military confrontation with Hezbollah. https://www.inss.org.il/publication/lebanon-demonstrations-continuous/