Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Six-Day War

George Hawi, Problems of Strategy, Errors of Opposition

Criticism and Defeat: An Introduction to George Hawi

A secondary objective of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon was to strike at the forces of the Arab left, which since 1967 had made Beirut their intellectual and, in many cases, operational center. Israel did not fully achieve this objective, just as it failed in several other of its war aims. Nonetheless, the invasion marks an end to a certain period in the historical development of the Arab left, and particularly the Lebanese left.

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