A US-brokered agreement between Israel and Lebanon over their maritime borders has apparently forestalled the possibility of armed confrontation but remains politically divisive, Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) reports in New Lines Magazine.

“It could yet prove to be the trigger for military conflict after Israelis go to the polls” in parliamentary elections on November 1, if the right-wing former prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, takes office again, he writes.

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Photo: Israel-Lebanon crossing near the border town of Rosh Hanikra (Alexander Yampolsky, Wikimedia Commons)