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Latest news on Israel/Lebanon relations. The two countries have had a long and complicated relationship, often characterised by tension and conflict. In 1948, Israel declared its independence, sparking a conflict between the newly formed state and the neighbouring Arab countries, including Lebanon. The two countries have fought wars in 1967 and 1982, and there have been multiple armed clashes between the two nations. In 2006, a month-long war erupted, resulting in thousands of casualties and destruction of infrastructure. The UN-brokered ceasefire of 2006 has been in effect since then, but tensions between the two countries remain high and the border remains volatile.