Complacent with establishing a fortified island a half-mile off-shore from the old city to Tyre and enjoying a profitable fleet of ships, the leaders of Tyre chose to turn their back on an old trading partner, Israel. Forgotten were the days when King David of Israel and King Hiram of Tyre enjoyed a cordial arrangement of mutual support. Now, when Babylon destroyed Jerusalem, Tyre rejoiced…a tragic mistake. The prophets foretold of a day when God’s wrath would be vented on Tyre. biblicalstudies.org.uk/article_tyre.html outlines the history of Tyre.