Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 29

18-Jul-2011

REGIONAL

Israel, Lebanon Maritime Boundary Claims Escalate Dispute

Israel and Lebanon have found new cause for dispute with overlapping claims to offshore territory in the eastern Mediterranean. Israel on 10 July announced that it would submit to the UN the maritime coordinates of the eastern Mediterranean that it claims as its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The area overlaps with that claimed by Lebanon as its EEZ in a letter to the UN...