A History of Hesbulla

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This paper is an analysis of the origins, historical development, and the ideologies of Hesbulla, a resistance movement organization established in Lebanon that has evolved over the last 25 years into one of Lebanon's major political parties and a controversial group that some countries, specifically the United States, view as a radical terrorist organization (Qassem, 2005).


The paper has four parts. Part one is about the origins of Hesbulla. Part two outlines and explains the ideologies that led to the creation, development, and current state of Hesbulla. Part three reports on its major developments since foundation to the present. Part four is an assessment of how to situate the organization and its plans in current international and domestic affairs.
Trouble in the Middle East has been going on for centuries as Arabs and Jews fought over land that both claimed to be theirs. During the time of the Roman Empire some two thousand years ago, the countries that are now known as Israel, Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon have been a battleground among conquering and conquered peoples and nations. These conflicts reached a major flash point after the Second World War when the State of Israel was created in 1948 (Owen, 1992).
Recounting this brief historical background is important to realize that the Middle East conflict is not rooted in Islamic ideology, but something that is perhaps deeper and that goes farther back in time. ...
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