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Israel is carrying out its largest military drills in 20 years along its northern border, including practicing an attack on Hezbollah inside Lebanon.
Over 10 days, Israel’s land, air, sea and intelligence forces will prepare to invade Lebanon in the event of a another war with the Shiite paramilitary organization, with which it fought a bloody conflict in 2006.
The exemption stems from 1949, when then defense minister David Ben-Gurion, who was also the country's first prime minister, allowed 400 students to be excluded from military service on the grounds that “their studies are their craft.”
originally posted by: residentofearth
a reply to: underwerks
Peace process of occupation.
Every time the Zionists have invaded Lebanon they have been forced out by Syria and the Lebanese people.
With Syria busy fighting Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra and all those other wonderful groups they won't be able to come to the aid of Lebanon this time around.
Hezbollah is all tied up helping the Syrian and Iraqi armies as well.
Bad times ahead for Lebanon if these reports are true. Beirut will look like Gaza.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: myselfaswell
Israel is too smart to fight a war themselves.
They will get the U.S. to do it for them.
Iran is the big theme here. If Isreal can get it going face on not only with Hezbollah but Iran too then USA will be drawn into the conflict if things don't go Israel's way. For the Yanks it'll be jump in and take out Iran or watch Israel nuke Iran with all the falloout regionally. Netanyahu and his ilk are playing a very devious game here to get another state crossed off the list of the Axis of Evil.
While being unusual, for a country that's on a permanent war footing it's probably not really all that shocking.