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Smart Take: Israel and Lebanon Reach Landmark Maritime Deal

October 12, 20221:57

David Hale, former Ambassador to Pakistan, Lebanon, and Jordan, discusses the historic agreement between Israel and Lebanon that will allow both countries to benefit from gas exploration in the Mediterranean. He addresses the benefits to both countries and the tensions that still plague the relationship between them.


David Hale

David Hale

Global Fellow;
Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Former Ambassador to Pakistan, Lebanon, and Jordan
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