The bellybutton of the world.
Until now I thought it was Israel. Everything revolves around Israel in the Middle Eastern politics.
But in Lebanon, Israel is just the excuse. On the local political level everything revolves around Hezbollah.
And I loved this part of it :
On the other hand, the question of what concessions (if any) will be extracted from Hizbullah is much more perplexing. Unlike Hariri — who has already made some initial concessions — Hizbullah has not indicated that it will budge from its maximalist position of rejecting the STL as a Zionist plot targeting the resistance.