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Maurice Flanagan

How is the executive vice chairman of Emirates Airline and Group linked to a former Israeli prisoner? And where does a popular British singer fit in?

April 8, 2009 3:15 by

Hassan Nasrallah

According to reports, the meeting in Lebanon was marked as memorable moment, because it was the first time that a Hezbollah leader was officially recognized.

Hassan Nasrallah became the secretary general of Hezbollah after his predecessor and mentor, Sayyad Abbas Musawi was killed in 1992. A prominent figure in Lebanese politics, he has been threatened incessantly by Israel.

Last year, Nasrallah made his first public appearance since 2006, when he managed to arrange a prisoner swap deal with the Israelis. One of the prisoners who was freed from an Israeli jail was…


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