The main players in the conflict

After the foundation of Israel in 1948, its leaders discussed various ways of intervening in Lebanon. Ehud Olmert, prime minister of Israel.

29th July, 2006

Ehud Olmert, prime minister of Israel

After the foundation of Israel in 1948, its leaders discussed various ways of intervening in Lebanon. According to Moshe Sharett, Israel’s foreign minister in the 1950s, both David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Dayan were obsessed with the idea of intervention in Lebanon, and plans were drawn up for the diversion of the waters of the Litani River into northern Israel.

Israel’s relations with Lebanon have been dominated by the...

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