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        1/25/2011, Shevat 20, 5771

      White House: Hizbullah Threatened Its Way to the Top

      The White House said Tuesday night that Hizbullah had used “terror and threats” to push Druze leader Walid Jumblatt to support its candidate for Prime Minister. Jumblatt and 7 of the 11 members of his party voted to approve Najib Miaqti, Hizbullah's performed choice as Prime Minister, for the post.

      At a meeting a few days ago, the White House said, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Jumblatt with harm if he did not vote Hizbullah's way.