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U.S. backs Lebanon on maritime border dispute with Israel
Haaretz ^ | 7/9/11 | Barak Ravid

Posted on 07/09/2011 11:31:43 PM PDT by Nachum

Amid rising tensions over gas reserves, Israel to submit proposal to UN on where maritime economic border with Lebanon should be over next few days; U.S. endorsed Lebanon's proposal submitted to UN in August.

In the next few days Israel will submit to the United Nations its take on where its maritime economic border with Lebanon should be, as the two countries scramble for gas reserves estimated to be worth billions of dollars.

Israel's position is due to be approved by the cabinet on Sunday; Jerusalem argues that Lebanon's proposal includes major areas belonging to Israel.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; dispute; lebanon; maritime

1 posted on 07/09/2011 11:31:47 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
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http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/1101/Oil-and-gas-discoveries-produce-potential-Israel-Lebanon-flash-points

 

2 posted on 07/09/2011 11:39:01 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Nachum
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http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/1101/Oil-and-gas-discoveries-produce-potential-Israel-Lebanon-flash-points

 

3 posted on 07/09/2011 11:42:35 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Nachum
Like Brazil, the Obama Regime will direct USEXIM to lend Lebanon a couple billion to drill Leviathan so that we can become their customer.

Redistribution of wealth, and money will go into Hezbollah coffers against Israel.

4 posted on 07/09/2011 11:47:25 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Nachum

But don’t you dare call him a Muslim!!


5 posted on 07/09/2011 11:49:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Nachum
Imam OBahbah, Sides w/ a (Hezbollah Terrorist inspired) Arab Government is news....NOT.
he's done that so many times...@ least 20X.

6 posted on 07/09/2011 11:54:29 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / BigEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: Nachum
I've been to Lebanon[ironically I live in Lebanon Tn.]and
harbor no grudge against any of the native Lebanese folks I
met during my nightmare of a tour there.Unfortunately Iran
and Syria hold the puppet strings of govt. there now.
If Lebanon cannot form a stable govt. any profit seen from any petro-exploration will simply help to fund the
demise of both Israel and the U.S. which would lead anyone but BHO to push a solution favoring the Israeli position on
this matter.
Let's not hold our breath waiting on our Dear Leader /s to
do the right thing and let us never forget the Marine barracks attack. I still owe ‘em for that.
7 posted on 07/10/2011 1:43:45 AM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: WePledge

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8 posted on 07/10/2011 2:17:02 AM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Nachum
The jew-hate in this administration knows no bounds.

The majority of jews in this country are still in love with 0.

The Israeli's have no bigger friend than Sarah Palin yet most jews in this country would vote for the muslim over Sarah in a heart beat.

9 posted on 07/10/2011 3:59:54 AM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: Post5203; Nachum
"jew-hate"

Actually it is geology and bathymetry.

You could say bilaterally Israel and Lebanon or multilaterally to include the entire eastern Mediterranean from Turkey down to Egypt and Cypress

No different than in the Arctic: USA, Canada, Denmark(Greenland), and Russia. Or in the Antarctic: Britain, Argentina, and Chile. Or in the South China Sea.

The US established her maritime borders in conjunction with the Magnussen Act in the 1970s.

10 posted on 07/10/2011 5:42:33 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

I feel sure that the Department of State’s offices for Law of the Sea affairs, in conjunction with the Office of the Geographer (which has been calculating international limits in the seas for more than thirty years), has available numerous studies on this boundary. Whether or not the Department of State under Hillary Clinton will see fit to openly publish the studies is another matter.


11 posted on 07/10/2011 6:26:23 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Melchior
You are absolutely correct about the data collected going back to Reagan.

But since the US has never ratified LOST, they don't have a seat on the LOST technical committee and have no way of presenting the data.

12 posted on 07/10/2011 7:19:12 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Nachum

Why do they keep saying that the U.S. backs Lebanon or Iran or any other mid east terrorist faction?

The U.S. does not back any of them, it’s the mac, the liar, daddies corrupt administration who backs them AGAINST ISRAEL and the UNITED STATES.


13 posted on 07/10/2011 10:10:33 AM PDT by chiefqc
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14 posted on 07/11/2011 4:59:48 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: Nachum


Obama?!

Siding with muslims against Israel when "push comes to shove" just like he said he would in his autobiography?

Shocking, I tell you shocking.
15 posted on 07/11/2011 7:40:33 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: WePledge

The Shiites control Lebanon these days along with Hezbollah.
The Shiites killed 250 Marines when they bombed the Marine barracks
The Lebanon Shiites are allies of Iran

Those are three good reason we should not be backing Lebanon here. But all bets are off with the commie-Muslim in the White House.


16 posted on 07/11/2011 10:17:32 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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