Israel

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Defining Victory: The Differing Goals of Israel and Hezbollah

Author: Esther Pan

As the fighting between Israel and Lebanon escalates into its third week, each side has its own definition of victory and its own plan for emerging from the crisis. Some experts say Hezbollah already has accomplished its goals, while Israel faces an uphill battle to reassert its military primacy in the region.

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Backgrounder

Israel Election Preview

Author: Esther Pan

Ariel Sharon's break from the Likud party and formation of a centrist party, Kadima, fundamentally changed the landscape of Israeli politics even before his debilitating stroke in early January. Now his successor, Ehud Olmert, who seeks a boost from March 28 parliamentary polls, will try to continue his legacy.

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