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No Partner? When Needed, Israel Can Talk to Hezbollah

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Zvi Bar'el

It’s unlikely that anyone’s jaw dropped in surprise over Saturday’s announcement by former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri that he was “certainly a candidate for prime minister.” Hariri, who has already served twice as prime minister and resigned in January, has said clearly from every possible platform that he does not intend to return to the post. It’s not quite clear what led him to change his position. Perhaps the intensive talks between Hariri and French President Emmanuel Macron are the reason, and perhaps Saudi Arabia intervened again to save Lebanon from itself.

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