Supporters of Hassan Nasrallah listen to the Hezbollah leader via a screen during a rally marking the 10th anniversary of the end of the 2006 war with Israel, in Bint Jbeil, southern Lebanon, August 13. (photo credit:REUTERS)
A common and justified criticism of hasbara (Israeli public diplomacy) is that until recently it has largely been reactive instead of proactive.
While important, debunking various lies told about Israel puts us on the defensive and therefore automatically at a disadvantage. The pro-Israel community should go on the offensive and promote the issues that we believe are most important in order to reclaim the narrative. One of those issues should be to prepare the international community for the war Hezbollah will inevitably initiate against Israel and that will be unavoidably devastating.
There is very little doubt that there will be another military conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the only question is what will trigger it and when.
Hezbollah is Iran’s proxy, designated as a terrorist organization by the US, the EU, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Israel, Canada, Australia and others. The very reason for Hezbollah’s existence is to give Iran – an apocalyptic radical Islamic regime – a way to directly attack Israel, something its leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, believes is “obligatory and necessary for Muslims.”