Relationships of doom

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanon’s split with Iran and Hezbollah has pundits worried about war, but commentators also bemoan attempts to get the right and left together at the Rabin rally

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IDF working 24/7 to shore up ‘insufficient’ defenses on Lebanese border

IDF troops position sections of a wall near the Lebanon border at Kibbutz Misgav Am, April 20, 2016 (Channel 2 screenshot)

IDF troops position sections of a wall near the Lebanon border at Kibbutz Misgav Am, April 20, 2016 (Channel 2 screenshot)

Combat engineers put up walls, fences and create cliffs to protect Israeli communities from Hezbollah attacks

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Israeli general warns of ‘devastating war’ with Hezbollah

FILE – In this Sunday July 16, 2006 file photo, black smoke rises from the demolished headquarters of Hezbollah in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, following Israeli air strikes. A top Israeli military leader on Wednesday April 20, 2016, issued a stern warning to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, saying any future war between the two enemies will unleash “devastating” damage on Lebanon. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

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Hezbollah targets Israeli forces with bomb, Israel shells south Lebanon

An Israeli artillery gun fires a shell into Lebanon, after a roadside bomb exploded next to an Israeli military border patrol near the Shebaa Farms area on Monday, near Kiryat Shmona, Israel, January 4, 2016. Reuters/Ancho Gosh/Jinipix

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IDF shells South Lebanon after rocket fire on Western Galilee

Illustrative photo of Israeli artillery on the Lebanese border, January 28, 2015 (IDF Spokesperson)

Illustrative photo of Israeli artillery on the Lebanese border, January 28, 2015 (IDF Spokesperson)

Israel says it holds Lebanese Army responsible for any cross-border activity aimed at harming its citizens

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Lebanon gets first shipment of $3B worth of French arms

Lebanese army soldiers stand in front of French weapons at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, April 20, 2015. Lebanon has received the first shipment of $3 billion worth of French weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia. The handover ceremony occurred Monday at Beirut’s international airport and was attended by Lebanese, French defense ministers, and top army officers. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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Fearing rockets from north, IDF deploys Iron Dome near Haifa

An Iron Dome battery outside Haifa (photo credit: Avishag Shaar Yashuv/Flash90)

An Iron Dome battery outside Haifa (photo credit: Avishag Shaar Yashuv/Flash90)

Missile defense battery stationed near northern port city as a precaution against possible attacks from Lebanon or Syria

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Lebanese troops fight street battles in Tripoli

Lebanese army soldiers stand beside an armored vehicle with spent bullet casings littering the ground during clashes with Islamic militants, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with at least one person killed and a dozen people wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said. (AP Photo)

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