DAVID FRIEDMAN ON GAS DEAL: ‘NO ONE IMAGINED 100% TO LEBANON AND 0% TO ISRAEL’

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“I understand Lebanon gets it all,” David Friedman, the former American ambassador to Israel, said Monday as he blasted the emerging U.S.-mediated maritime border deal.

“We spent years trying to broker a deal between Israel and Lebanon on the disputed maritime gas fields. Got very close with proposed splits of 55-60% for Lebanon and 45-40% for Israel. No one then imagined 100% to Lebanon and 0% to Israel,” he tweeted.

“And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Luke 21:24

“Would love to understand how we got here,” he added.

Also on Monday, a top Israeli official was in Paris for negotiations with TotalEnergies SE about future profit-sharing from the company’s exploration of a natural gas deposit off the coasts of Israel and Lebanon, a source told Reuters.