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Israel-Lebanon Maritime Dispute Could End Soon, but a Legal Obstacle Looms

The Israeli defense establishment says the agreement will be a strategic achievement: it would speed up the production of gas from the Karish rig, create a balance of deterrence against Lebanon and may weaken its dependence on Iran. But a Likud petition to the High Court could delay the deal

Amos Harel
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The United States submitted its draft compromise plan to Israel and Lebanon over their maritime border over the weekend. Preliminary reactions, both in Jerusalem and Beirut, are fairly positive. Even Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has backed away from his threats to blow up the deal, and perhaps the gas rig as well.

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