Israel and Lebanon: Why Israel Helps Both Its Friends and Enemies During Disasters

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Last week, a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving large parts of the city in ruins. Hours after the blast, Israeli officials announced they had approached the Lebanese government through diplomatic and defense channels to offer the country humanitarian aid. Four Israeli hospitals -- located just a short distance away from the site of the disaster -- also offered to help treat Lebanon’s injured.

Israel and Lebanon have no diplomatic relations an...

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