Many on the left mistakenly believe that Hizbollah is dedicated to a vague notion of national liberation. Many carried banners proclaiming ‘We Are All Hizbollah Now’ at last week’s Stop the War Coalition march. A US administration under Clinton would have brought Syria in from the cold, but that does not lessen Tehran’s desire to liquidate Israel and to push back enlightenment thinking and socialist values in Europe.
Dr Colin Shindler
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, WC1