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Is War between Israel and Hezbollah Imminent?

Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah a year ago gave clear ideological and religious authorization for escalated confrontation with Israel, and tensions have duly risen since then. Recent weeks have seen Hizbullah provocations reach a level not seen in nearly two decades. How has Hizbullah evolved since the last major fighting in 2006? How prepared is the IDF for war with it? What are the likely implications of such fighting? Lt. Col. (res.) Sarit Zehavi is the president of the Alma Research and Education Center, which specializes on Israel’s security challenges on its northern border. She served for 15 years in the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Corps. Ms Zehavi holds an MA and a BA in Middle East Studies from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.