Hey, I have been in Lebanon and Israel more than one time. Lebanon is a cultural divided country. You go to the chritian parts and you see the wealth; on the other side you go to the muslim parts and you see the poverty. From what i saw when i visited this area, i can say that Lebanon is very comparable to Isreal and a little better when it comes the christian parts of the country. But the muslim parts are not at all comparable to Israel. The poverty in this part is very high, and beggers are everywhere. I just wanna ask you guys to do some search online for Jounieh. It's a beautiful christian town and has some similarities with Haifa.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Twin cities