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Could Israel-Lebanon Talks Bring Sides Closer to Resolving Land Border?

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Assaf Orion, who took part in several negotiations with the Lebanese army, says the talks show that two enemy states can sit together and discuss differences

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

The coronavirus and political tempests have pushed an almost historic development out of the headlines: the start of direct negotiations between Israel and Lebanon, with U.S. facilitation, to draw the maritime border between the two countries.

The talks, which are being held under UN auspices in the Lebanese town of Naqoura just across the border, are also of considerable economic significance, as an agreement will enable progress in  natural gas drilling in this disputed corner of the Mediterranean.