Prime Minister Lapid for his part turned to the age-old strategy of "when in doubt – lie through your teeth."
The public does not know the details of the agreement with Lebanon.
Friedman tweeted, "No one then imagined 100% to Lebanon and 0% to Israel. Would love to understand how we got here.”
“Yair Lapid shamefully capitulated to Nasrallah's threats."
Israel’s political-security cabinet is set to meet Thursday – by which time, Lebanon’s answer should be received – to discuss the draft.
"The written offer that Hochstein will send is expected to arrive in Ba’abda before the end of this week."
Lebanese security forces arrested the individual, who has since been released, after discovering he made the reservation for his hotel in Beirut from the Jewish state.
The deal currently on the table would guarantee Lebanon’s rights to extract natural gas and oil in specific fields in its exclusive economic zone, Pres. Michel Aoun says.
"We will not allow that oil and gas be extracted from the disputed Karish field before Lebanon obtains its rightful demands."
“We’re talking about weeks—actually days—to finish the delineation issue,” says the head of Lebanon’s General Security Agency.
The chief of staff's words reflected warnings from US intelligence and the IDF of a “reasonable possibility” there will soon be a military confrontation with Hezbollah.
Many Lebanese fear Hezbollah's threats could jeopardize a maritime boundary deal with Israel that could reboot the country's crashing economy with gas extraction.
If successful, the talks will end a dispute that has lasted more than ten years.
Israel has long accused UNIFIL of failing to stand up to Hezbollah.
“The . . . containers placed by Green Without Borders obstructs UNIFIL’s access to the Blue Line and is heightening tension in the area. . . this so-called environmental group is acting on Hezbollah’s behalf."
The portfolio for the talks has now moved from the Energy Ministry to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Block 9 is the focus of the current dispute between Lebanon and Israel over their mutual maritime boundary, thus delaying any exploration in that area.
Lebanon and Israel are close to sealing an agreement on the maritime border, a Lebanese official said.
Charbel Abou Daher pulled out of the competition in Abu Dhabi after a draw placed him against Israeli athlete Yonatan Mak in the Youth B 48-kilogram weight class category.
American mediator Hochstein: Israel has yet to respond to the Lebanese proposal.
US envoy Amos Hochstein spent 3 days in Tel Aviv to discuss the demarcation but faced a decline in Israeli Interest.
Macron also said he wanted to see those responsible for the Beirut port disaster being put on trial and punished.
Mohammad Raad, Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc leader, called the archbishop’s delivery of cash and medicine a “national betrayal.”
Hochstein reportedly met with Prime Minister Yair Lapid and other top officials to discuss the dispute on the location of Israel’s offshore Karish natural gas field.
Officials had some warning of what was to come, as the tilting northern portion of the silos began to lean over even more heavily last week.
US special energy envoy Amos Hochstein was expected to arrive in Beirut this weekend to continue his efforts at mediating a deal between the two sides.
Report: Israel assesses that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s recent threats are an attempt to frame the pending agreement as Hezbollah achievement.
Nasrallah said he had been suffering from serious coughing bouts and had difficulty speaking.
"Hezbollah's aggression is unacceptable and is liable to lead the entire region into an unnecessary escalation."
Hezbollah demands Israel dismantle a concrete barrier built in the 1940s at the exit of the tunnel facing Lebanon, and transfer sovereignty over the tunnel itself to Lebanon.