PM instructs Lieberman to draft plan on Shaba Farms, Ghajar

July 20, 2009 10:51


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to draft an official plan on the disputed Shaba Farms and the divided village of Ghajar in northern Israel to be discussed by the cabinet in a fortnight. Lieberman is currently heading a delegation of diplomats and businessmen to South America for a 10-day visit to a number of countries. Upon his return, the foreign minister will discuss the topic with advisers to former premier Ehud Olmert, Shalom Turgeman and Yoram Turbowicz. The Shaba Farms, or Mount Dov, were captured from Syria in the Six Day War, and the issue of the territory's return became a problem after Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000 - which, according to the UN, ended the territorial dispute between Lebanon and Israel. Since the withdrawal, Syria and Hizbullah have used the site as justification for attacks against Israel. Alex Sorin contributed to this report.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 17, 2018
Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq expanding trade despite US sanctions