Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Hassan Nasrallah Biography

Title:
Secretary General of Hezbollah
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We can foresee with hope the victory, and the defeat of the Zionists, and we foresee the coming day in which the Zionists will collect their clothes and money to go back to the place where they came from.”

Speech on the second anniversary of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, Sep. 27, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Appointed Secretary General of Hizbullah at the insistence of the Ayatollah Khamenei, after Israel assassinated the movement’s leader Sheikh Musawi, 1992-present
Education:
  • Seminary of Qom, Iran, 1987-1989
  • Studied and taught at Sheikh Abbas al-Musawi’s school, Baalbak, Lebanon
  • Forced to leave Iraq along with hundreds of Lebanese clerics and students, 1978
  • Shiite Seminary Hawza, Najaf, Iraq, 1976-1978
Other:
  • Born in Lebanon, 1960