Lebanon-Israel Border Dispute: 'Hezbollah Is Calling the Shots'

If Israel and Lebanon reach an agreement, Hezbollah will lose the perfect excuse to attack Israel, security expert says, as the U.S. envoy expressed optimism for reaching a settlement after meeting with Lebanese leaders

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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While Israeli officials have expressed optimism that with American help Jerusalem could soon wrap up an agreement with Lebanon over the border between the two countries’ maritime economic zones, the final disposition of the dispute remains in the hands of the Shi’ite militia movement Hezbollah, according to one of Israel’s top security experts.

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