LEBANON : Capital : Beirut. Area : 10 452 km². Official language : Arabic. Population : 3 925 502 inhabitants. Currency : Lebanese lira. President : Emile Lahoud.
ISRAEL : Capital : Jerusalem. Area : 20 770 km². Officials languages : Hebrew and Arabic. Population : 7 150 000 inhabitants. Currency : New Israeli Sheqel. President : Shimon Peres.
A conflict started between these 2 countries on July 12 th 2006, until August 14 th 2006 ( 34 days ). The conflict began when Hezbollah militants fired rockets at Israeli border towns, wounding several civilians, as a diversion for an anti-tank missile attack on two armored Humvees patrolling the Israeli side of the border fence. Dead : 1 200. But also many destructions in Lebanon.