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Avoiding War in the Middle East Could Begin in Lebanon: A Scenario

Charles Glass
Board of Contributors
Sep 27, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Israeli military vehicles burn after a Hezbollah missile attack in the disputed Shebaa Farms area of southern Lebanon on Jan. 28, 2015. The attack killed two Israeli soldiers and prompted an Israeli military response.

Israeli military vehicles burn after a Hezbollah missile attack in the disputed Shebaa Farms area of southern Lebanon in January 2015. Hezbollah uses Israel's occupation of Shebaa Farms as a pretext to keep its arsenal, claiming its weapons are needed to liberate the area.

(MARUF KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel's new government, whatever form it ultimately takes, can move toward ending one war right now without firing a shot. At a stroke, Israel has only to offer to withdraw from a mere 5,000 acres of scrub that U.N. mediator Terje Roed-Larsen once called "a worthless piece of land." In...

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