Israel’s Siege of Beirut Explained for Dummies

by | Jul 27, 2019

Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 to stop the PLO, led by Yasser Arafat.  Against the wishes of the United States, Israeli tanks surrounded Beirut and blasted the city with heavy artillery to force the Palestinians to surrender.  However, Arafat was hiding among a heavy urban civilian population and so there is heated debate over Israel’s artillery methods to extract him.


You may think you don’t care about debates of Lebanese civilian casualties, but the towers falling in Lebanon inspired Osama-bin-laden to commit atrocities on 9/11 in New York.  In addition, the massacres from Israel’s occupation of Lebanon led to the rise of Hezbollah.  How does this effect modern Iran, Israel, and American relations?  Tune in to find out!


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