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Former US negotiator: Chances for Israel-Hezbollah war remain high

Israel National News reports: “Former US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, told i24NEWS in an interview on Tuesday that the chances of an Israeli-Hezbollah confrontation ‘still remain very high’ despite the advancement of a US-brokered maritime border agreement between Israel and Lebanon.

The proposal ‘does nothing to lower or alleviate tensions along the blue line where Hezbollah is digging in,’ Schenker told i24NEWS senior US political correspondent Mike Wagenheim.

The New Jersey native served in the position during the administration of former US president Donald Trump from 2019 to 2021, during which he was assigned as the point man on the Israel-Lebanon maritime border negotiations…”

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