MEP: Zuhair Andraos from Raialyoum newspaper wrote this article at the issue published on the internet: Although Israel considers Hezbollah as its second enemy after Iran, but Hezbollah has become a strategic threat and its Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah is one of the Arab leaders that you need to pay attention to his words.
A decade after the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, analysts, experts and decision makers in Tel Aviv are still trying to analyze this issue as much as possible and to gain experience from Hezbollah’s victory in this aggression.
Based on a study from Tel-Hai university located in north of Israel, more than 80% of Israelis trust Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and the others trust their own leaders.
Hebrew newspaper Yediot Ahronot quoting from an Israeli senior officer:
During the war in Gaza that happened after the war with Lebanon in 2006, Israeli’s senior military generals were monitoring how Lebanon reacts and they were also waiting to find out the vision of Nasrallah about this issue. If we find out the viewpoint of our number one enemy, Hezbollah, lots of things will be clear for us. Nasrallah has been succeeded to affect the way the Israelis think, to cause security concerns for them and to frighten them from their rocket arsenal.
Eitan Haber, head of the office of the former Israeli Prime Minister yitzhak Rabin, has said in an article published on Yedioth Ahronoth that “it’s impossible to win every war, if it was, we would have recommended to start one immediately. Hizbollah has been equipped by thousands of missiles and rockets over the years and have recruited thousands of experienced troops, trained in Syria. Existing tranquility in the north (Israel) will be forgotten as Lebanon decide to fire its first rocket. Israel should enter a war only when the sword is on its neck. Israeli leaders must understand that there’s no tactical battle, there’s only war unfortunately.
Raialyoum also wrote: Eli Yishai deputy prime minister of Israel during the war, has said: despite Hizbollah’s ability is not comparable with us, they’re able to handle psychological warfare successfully. However Israeli media failed during the war and they gave the opportunity to the enemy. There’s not a single day that Nasrallah wasn’t weakening our morale. For consolation of Israeli political and military leaders, and also for reducing the pressure caused by disappointment, it needs to be said that there’s no country in the world to overcome the irregular warfare. For this reason, Israeli analysts believe that Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is an exceptional leader and his words should be listened carefully, because his words and his actions match a lot.
Military analyst Alex Fishman also noted in Yedioth Ahronoth: Israel has a usual tendency to humiliate Arab leaders, but there are exceptional leaders in the Middle East. When Nasrallah threatens, we should care, as he has always done whatever he has committed to do.
Arab affairs expert said in Israeli television Channel 10: I trust in Nasrallah’s statements about Hezbollah’s deterrent power against Israel. We need to take Nasrallah’s threats about war in Golan seriously, because if Hezbollah fighters enter within the borders, they’ll have a higher ability to fight against Israel.
The commander of ground forces of the Israeli army believes that Nasrallah has succeeded to make Hezbollah one of the most powerful organizations in the world regarding military strength, and also to develop its military capabilities, its missile arsenals and its methods to combat in the battlefield.
This newspaper also wrote: despite whatever is said, two important issues should be emphasized: first, a hard psychological war against Arabs. Israel is trying to introduce Nasrallah and Hezbollah as the devil, without any concern. It seems that using such words is a part of the psychological warfare.
The second issue and perhaps the more important issue is that Hebrew government can’t survive with existence of Hezbollah’s threats, as it’s officially confessed by Tel Aviv that they have missiles to target anywhere in Hebrew government.