Israel and Lebanon have a history of fighting that does not go back to the beginning of the State of Israel in 1948. Things were relatively peaceful between Israel and it’s neighbor on the northern border until the late 1970’s. That is when Lebanon’s Civil War began to get out of hand and spill over into Israeli Land.
By 1982, Lebanon, as a partial proxy of Iran, Lebanon began to rain down missiles on Israel’s North. Israel responded and attacked back in order to restore calm. Israel won the war and defeated the Lebanon terrorist infrastructure. But then Israel remained in Lebanon as a peacekeeping force for more than 15 years. Ultimately, Israel’s exit from Lebanon was viewed by nearly everyone as a move that was way too late or that shouldn’t have been done at all.
In 2006, Lebanon began to rain down missiles by the hundreds on Israel, and Israel was forced to respond. The battle that ensued was bitter and Israel lost many of it’s finest soldiers. It seems today that Israel may be on the cusp of yet another battle. Today, Lebanon nearly always follows Iran’s orders, and Iran is being resurrected by the United States and the European Union. That allows Iran to dream big. And in Iran, they dream of destroying Israel whenever they can. It is indeed possible that the first major challenge of the new Israeli government will be Lebanon raining hundreds of missiles down on Israel.