I disagree.Much noise for nothing.
Israelis will never sign anything that doesn't give them substantial advantages.
The Shebaa Farms aren't of emotional or strategic importance to Israel. Israel would let that land become Lebanon's again.
Israel would negotiate to keep Ghajar, but that's because the people of Ghajar want to be part of Israel.
The rumor is, which will be confirmed soon I think, is that Israel is already ready to agree to a maritime border deal where most of the disputed sea becomes Lebanese.
Israel would not want to accept Palestinian refugees from Lebanon. Unfortunately this would come from the same demographic calculations that make most Lebanese against allowing Palestinian refugees to have employment and land ownership rights.
If Israel and Lebanon had a peace deal, Israel would try to be a helpful neighbor if Lebanon had a national emergency of some kind, like forest fires, an earthquake, or flooding.
Does wanting Palestinian refugees to stay in Lebanon count as a "substantial advantage" considering what Israel would do?
I know that most Lebanese don't want a peace deal with Israel, but at least some journalists are starting to say that it's in Lebanon's interest.
In two recent articles on Saudi media, Lebanese journalists urged their country to follow the example of the UAE and Bahrain and advance towards peace with Israel. Shi'ite Lebanes