Hadash Supports the Maritime Border Deal with Lebanon to Be Presented for Knesset

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.