Did you know we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary as the 1st American News Agency exclusively covering the Middle East?

  • The Middle East landscape is changing rapidly.
  • The roads in the region open to new possibilities.
  • The Media Line continues to pave the way to a far greater understanding of the region’s land, people, policies and governments through our trusted, fact-based news.

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Please make your gift today as we have a most generous matching 2:1 grant.
Thank you!

We paved the way to be the Trusted Mid East News you can rely on!

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Israel Surprised by New Lebanese Demands in Mediterranean Talks

Israel Surprised by New Lebanese Demands in Mediterranean Talks

Israeli and Lebanese negotiators on Thursday sat down for a second round of talks over their joint maritime border, as the two countries, still technically at war, look to demarcate territories for gas exploration. The negotiations, brokered by the United States and launched earlier this month in the Lebanese city of Naqoura, resumed on Wednesday, when the Israeli team was reportedly flummoxed by a fresh Lebanese demand. Beirut is now requesting to draw the border line according to a 1923 agreement between France and Britain, essentially transferring to Lebanon the already productive Israeli Karish gas field and another bloc already up for drilling bids. According to Israeli officials, the new demand essentially amounts to a nonstarter given that the two sides agreed to negotiate only the disputed waters, much farther north, as decided upon with the Americans. The two entered talks after Hizbullah, the Lebanese political and military organization labeled a terror group by the US, the EU and Israel, relented and allowed it. Lebanon has stressed that the negotiations do not amount to peace talks with the Jewish state.

Did you know we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary as the 1st American News Agency exclusively covering the Middle East?

  • The Middle East landscape is changing rapidly.
  • The roads in the region open to new possibilities.
  • The Media Line continues to pave the way to a far greater understanding of the region’s land, people, policies and governments through our trusted, fact-based news.

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Please make your gift today as we have a most generous matching 2:1 grant.
Thank you!

We paved the way to be the Trusted Mid East News you can rely on!

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.