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Lebanon’s Hezbollah marks Jerusalem Day

In past years, the Shiite militant group Hezbollah marked Jerusalem Day by staging massive military parades in Lebanon’s capital to demonstrate the importance of the holy city to Muslims. But this year’s event on Friday was a more subdued affair. Instead of thousands of guerrillas marching in uniform, the invitation-only event in a concert hall featured an orchestra, a choir and several anti-Israel speeches. Hezbollah’s leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the keynote speaker at last year’s parade, was noticeably absent Friday. His deputy filled in, telling the hundreds of supporters in the hall that Hezbollah would not give up its fight against Israel. Full Story

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