Israel is to submit a claim to the United Nations in the next few days
demarcating its maritime boundary with Lebanon, officials here said Sunday, amid a dispute
between the countries over an area of the Mediterranean Sea that is potentially rich with
The Israeli cabinet approved a map of the Israeliproposed line on Sunday. “This boundary
will delineate the area in which the state enjoys exclusive economic rights, including the right
to exploit the sea’s natural resources,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet.
“Our goal,” he said, “is to determine Israel’s position regarding its maritime border, in
keeping with the principles of international maritime law.”...continue reading