Israel and Lebanon to sign new maritime boundary deal Thursday, US envoy says

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

US Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein, waves to journalists at Beirut Rafik Hariri international airport after he briefed them about his meetings with the Lebanese officials, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein, waves to journalists at Beirut Rafik Hariri international airport after he briefed them about his meetings with the Lebanese officials, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

US special energy envoy Amos Hochstein tells CNN’s “Face the Nation” that Lebanon and Israel will sign their new maritime boundary deal on Thursday. Hochstein says he will attend the indirect signing ceremony.

Israel had hoped for a ceremony with Israeli and Lebanese officials sitting in the same room.

Hours earlier, the High Court of Justice rejected all four petitions against the agreement, clearing the path for the cabinet to approve the deal later this week.

The cabinet is meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem to vote on the agreement.

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