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Israel moves ahead on maritime agreement with Lebanon

A maritime boundary agreement with Lebanon is finally headed for a likely approval vote in Israel.
Amos ben Gershom/GPO

Israel’s government approved the maritime boundary agreement with Lebanon this evening. All the ministers voted in support except for Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, who voted against, and Communication Minister Yoaz Hendel, who abstained.  

Earlier today, Israel’s Security Cabinet advanced approval of the agreement with Lebanon today. A statement by the cabinet read, “There is importance and urgency in reaching a maritime agreement between Israel and Lebanon at this time. Security Cabinet members express support for promoting the authorization process in the cabinet.”

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