The New America Foundation’s Mr. Levy said Tuesday’s incident could prove a blessing in disguise for the region, noting that Israel-Lebanon border tensions had not been particularly high on the “radar screen” of the Americans and Europeans, given their focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and the Iranian nuclear program.
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Ben Birnbaum is a reporter covering foreign affairs for The Washington Times. Prior to joining The Times, Birnbaum worked as a reporter-researcher at the New Republic. A Boston-area native, he graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in government and psychology. He won multiple collegiate journalism awards for his articles and columns in the Cornell Daily Sun.
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