As the conflict in Lebanon continues to develop, Terry Gross brings context to the names in the news. Here are two interviews by the “Fresh Air” host that offer some insight into Hezbollah.


Jeffrey Goldberg is currently the Washington correspondent for the New Yorker. When the Jewish reporter phoned Hezbollah a few years ago, they granted him interviews with top leadership and tours of their facilities.

Listen to the “Fresh Air” interview with Jeffrey Goldberg.

Julia Choucair, an associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, explains Hezbollah?s role in the region from a Lebanese perspective. Choucair offers some history and examines the relationship among Hezbollah, the Lebanese government and Israel.

Listen to the “Fresh Air” interview with Julia Choucair.

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