After the biggest Israeli attack on Syrian soil since 1973, aimed at Hezbollah sponsor Iran, can the ‘Party of God’ and Lebanon escape a conflagration?
Alex Rowell is a Beirut-based journalist and author of the upcoming 'Vintage Humour: The Islamic Wine Poetry of Abu Nuwas' (Hurst Publishers, expected fall 2017). He tweets @alexjrowell.
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