The conflict in the Middle East is no far-off war. For businesses around the globe, the warring parties are trading nations, sources of labour, supply, natural resources and food. Not for nothing were thousands of foreign workers doing business in Lebanon. Not for nothing are major western nations investing in the region. Lebanon: history and global impact
And in this case the State of Israel could afford to attack Lebanon. It also had too attack its major Port competitor, whose production and economy was begining to boom, threatening competition with Israels export market. Hezbollah was the pretext for a bit of good old fashioned capitalist punishment.