Israel and Lebanon have signed an agreement laying out their maritime border for the first time. The US-brokered deal will enable both countries to explore for gas and oil offshore.
With elections only days away, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has called it a major political achievement. He says the deal amounts to Beirut recognising Israel.
But Lebanon describes it as a technical agreement.
What are the political, security and economic implications?
Presenter: Dareen Abughaida
Walid Fakhreddine – media expert and political activist
Jonathan Rynhold – head of the political studies department at Bar-Ilan University
Nabeel Khoury – former US diplomat
Article source: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2022/10/28/has-lebanon-recognised-israel