The Lebanon maritime border agreement announced by Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday still faces a number of political and legal hurdles that may make it difficult to push the deal through ahead of the November 1 election.
MK Ayman Odeh, chair of the Hadash-Ta’al joint slate, during the electoral meeting held in Tel-Aviv, October 12, 2022 (Photo: Zo Haderech)
According Haaretz, “frustrated it wasn’t he who ended the multiyear maritime border saga, Netanyahu is spreading false talking points of ‘capitulation to Hezbollah,’ and ‘a last-minute grab,’ but walking back promises to annul the deal. Lapid, wary of the rejectionist bloc, has preferred to avoid a Knesset vote on the agreement.”
MK Ayman Odeh, chair of the Hadash-Ta’al joint slate, which does not support either the far-right pro-Netanyahu bloc or the current coalition, said on Tuesday evening during an electoral meeting held in Tel-Aviv that he would support the deal.