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Why Geography

Israel has fought three major, and several minor, wars with its neighbors since becoming a nation in 1948. Sharp disagreements remain with Syria, Lebanon and Palestinians living in Israeli controlled territory. Israel has nuclear weapons, many other Middle Eastern nations are trying to get them as well, and the region is full of radical political and religious groups that are not afraid of starting another round of wars.