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As Days of Rage continue across the Middle East, and thoughts are far from the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, the Israeli Foreign Ministry took the unusual step earlier this week of quietly shutting down four embassies and putting others on high alert. That's because as attention has turned to protests in Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria, and Iran, sabers are rattling between Lebanon and Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned that his nation could once again enter Lebanon and Hezbollah once again promised to avenge its martyrs.
Reports also suggested Israel was bolstering its border patrols in the region from which two of its soldiers were abducted by Hezbollah in 2006, sparking the devastating month-long war which followed.
“Israeli war drones have been flying over Nabatiyeh, Iqlim Al-Toufah and Khiyam, all in south Lebanon, since 11 a.m. Monday,” the National News Agency reported.
Israel's defense minister warns that the Israeli army may have to go into Lebanon again to go after the terror group Hezbollah. (See Additional News Links)
Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah threat: Hezbollah will not take control of the Galilee...Hezbollah's chief warned 'Zionist officers' to 'watch your heads' and called on 'Islamic resistance fighters' to 'be ready for the day when war is forced on Lebanon.' (See Additional News Links)
Originally posted by RicketyCricket
All this over religion... Sad sad times. Religion is one person's interpretation "telephoned" through other people. Its insane to think that an entire part of the globe has to deal with strife, warfare, and general "unease" because of a style of worship they have chosen to be a part of.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by hp1229
Politics, power, money are more likely at the source than religion. Religion's just the tool they use to mask the real purposes and to control the minions they need to both support and execute their efforts.
edit on 2/16/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
Ali Hasanov, head of the Presidential Administration's public policy department, commented to Trend news agency after the US, British and Israeli authorities recently issued travel alerts to their nationals in Azerbaijan.
"There is no threat either to embassy officials, or to foreigners in Azerbaijan," Ali Hasanov said.
"Sociopolitical life, the criminal situation in Azerbaijan are stable and the state is in charge. But every embassy, every state has its security criteria and they have the right to warn their citizens based on these criteria," Hasanov continued.
Israel's Counter Terrorism Bureau on 11 February warned Israeli travellers of terror threats to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah officials. The bureau advised against visiting certain destinations, including Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Egypt, Turkey, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania and Venezuela.