Thank you Joel for the piece of the history I was lacking. Lakshmi, read Joel's reply to the same question and learn that simple denial and accusation without knowledge only makes it clear what your prejudices are and doesn't support your position. It wasn't 'Israel' since 'Israel' accused and tried Sharon and made the disconnection. There was no need for Hezbullah to 'reverse' our 'proclivity'
Saudi FM: We hope Iran uses sanction relief for development, not nefarious activities (Reuters)
from the article: Associates of PM Fayad planning alternative to Fatah and Hamas