The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has released a translated video clip of a discussion on the crisis in Syria on Hizbullah’s television channel which turned into a confrontation between two journalists.
The show aired on Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV on February 8.
The show featured Salem Zahran, an avid supporter of the Syrian regime, and Asaad Bishara, a journalist for Lebanon’s al-Joumhouria newspaper who supports the Syrian revolution.
The incident began when Bishara refused to shake Zahran’s hand, as requested by the host. Zaharan then accused Bishara of “staying in the same hotel as former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon” and of kissing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s hands and feet.
“He recruits collaborators for Israel,” charged Zaharan.
The two then continued to exchange verbal insults until Zaharan threw two cups of water at Bishara. At one point Al-Manar interrupted the broadcast and when it was resumed, the two agreed to shake hands in front of the camera.
Hizbullah has been an avid supporter of the Assad regime, even sending its terrorists to support the Syrian army in its fight against rebels.
On Sunday it was reported that Hizbullah, along with its supporter Iran, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that Assad’s government falls.