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Israel willing to give maritime talks with Lebanon another try

Energy Minister Karin Elharar says that while Israel welcomes the new American mediator, 'we will not give up on Israel’s security nor on any of Israel’s territory.'
Lebanon border

Israel welcomes the new mediator to the US-sponsored talks with Lebanon over their mutual maritime border in the Mediterranean Sea.

Energy Minister Karine Elharar spoke to Al-Monitor today about the recent nomination of State Department energy envoy Amos Hochstein to this position, replacing Ambassador John Desrocher, who was nominated by the Trump administration. Hochstein, who was born and raised in Israel to American parents, is well familiar with the issue at hand. He has already served in this capacity under the Obama administration.

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