Interview: As Israel Refuses to End Genocide in Gaza, Threat of War With Hezbollah Looms

Truthout July 2, 2024: By Daniel Falcone with Stephen Zunes and Lawrence Davidson. Also summarized by HeadTopics.com.
   For the past eight months, Hezbollah has attacked the northern portion of Israel in an attempt to pull the Israeli army out from Gaza, reports Al Jazeera. Fears of a wider war have prompted international calls to deescalate the situation at the border between Lebanon and Israel. During a recent meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters that the U.S. is “urgently seeking a diplomatic agreement that restores lasting calm to Israel’s northern border and enables civilians to return safely to their homes on both sides of the Israel-Lebanon border.” The U.S. is also preparing to be ready to evacuate tens of thousands of Americans who live in Lebanon in the event of war. In this interview, exclusive for Truthout, academics Lawrence Davidson and Stephen Zunes break down the rapidly developing situation in Lebanon…