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Back in 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34-day war and since then, have exchanged sporadic fire along the Lebanese-Israeli border. And in May 2008, US diplomat David Satterfield and Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal were already in talks on how to crush Hezbollah with Saudi Arabia proposing to deploy an Arab military force backed by US and Nato airpower to Lebanon. However, the plan was never acted on.