When is the U.S. declaring war on Lebanon?
Israel and its Arab neighbors had been hostile toward each other since 1948, when Israel became a nation in an area that Palestinian Arabs claim as their homeland. After Israel declared its statehood, several Arab states and Palestinian groups immediately attacked Israel, only to be driven back. In 1956 Israel overran Egypt in the Suez-Sinai War. Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser vowed to avenge Arab losses and press the cause of Palestinian nationalism. To this end, he organized an alliance of Arab states surrounding Israel and mobilized for war. Israel preempted the invasion with its own attack on June 5, 1967. In the following days, Israel drove Arab armies from the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights, all of which it then occupied.
Israel also reunited Jerusalem, the eastern half of which Jordan had controlled since the 1948-1949 war. The Six-Day War was viewed as an enormous victory for Israel, but the territories it gained did not stop future fighting. The peace process throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s has in large part been an attempt to resolve the land disputes created by Israel’s military success.
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A past history of conflict, armed attacks and suicide bombings from '49 onward, fear of invasion, veiled threats and the build-up of Arab armies gave Israel the right to attack in self-defense. Each country has a right to self-defense. I was disappointed by their failure in '06 but I wouldn't claim that the other side won. It is a failure against Lebanese militancy. It was poorly-planned and organized. Even the reports came back to the Knesset claiming it was a failure and a disaster. It was still self-defense.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
never congress will never allow it... sad thing is only because they wouldn't get relected
- Anonymous1 decade ago
They are still in shock that Israel was defeated.
Just imagine if the public realized that in the 6 day war Israel attacked her Arab neighbors FIRST and took out their entire air force etc.
The Arabs did not start the war......... Israel did and caught them off guard.
Afterwards Israel told the entire world that the Arabs attacked her and God gave her victory against all odds.
- ?Lv 51 decade ago
That would require them to admit that Lebanon exists under the UN rules where they need to declare war instead of just paying Israel to invade it, and raise hell in the area.
- 1 decade ago
wow we have a war fan , aren't u enough with war in Iraq or is it just hoppy that u want USA to lose her sons and money in meaning less war , by the way Lebanon has no oil for u people if that is what u r hopping, besides don't u think that is enough for the middle east the hell they r living at or u don't consider us human want to live in peace like any one. or it is just right for the stronger.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Soon I hope.