France has always had a soft spot for Lebanon. Beruit was once called the "Paris of the mideast". The good news is that Israels credibility is nil, and Israels attempts to paint themselves as the constant victim no longer is working. In fact, many of Israels tired old tricks now only bring frowns. At some point, Israel will have to evacuate the Golan and the west bank. Only after this is done, can Israel begin the tough process of becoming a normal nation without all sorts of special priveleges and considerations.
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from the article: Report: France to send Lebanon 100 anti-tank missiles