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Israeli Ambassador to the US and the UN Gilad Erdan at a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony B

As deadline nears, Israel urges UNSC to expand UNIFIL’s mandate

“We urge the Security Council to enforce the 1701 resolution strictly and to significantly strengthen UNIFIL,” said Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan.

Kochavi meets with UNIFIL commander

The IDF considers UNIFIL to be an important and significant factor in maintaining regional stability.

An Israeli military observation tower overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and part of the maritime borde

Israel, Lebanon complete third meeting over disputed maritime border

Negotiations between Israel and Lebanon were launched in September, as Israel and Lebanon reached an agreement to hold negotiations on their maritime border after a years-long impasse.

Israel says Lebanon talks to only be on maritime, not land borders

Though disputes about the Blue Line, as the land border between Israel and Lebanon is known, came up in pre-negotiation talks, Israel did not agree to negotiate land borders.

90 UNIFIL peacekeepers infected with coronavirus

88 of them belonged to the same detachment but their nationalities were not specified.

IDF remains on high alert amid fears of Hezbollah attack

UNIFIL mandate extended with enhanced reporting mechanism.

UN peacekeepers (UNIFIL) patrol the border with Israel, in the village of Khiam, Lebanon August 26,

UN renews Lebanon peacekeeping mandate, reduce troops

UNIFIL has come under heavy criticism in recent years from both the US and Israel.


US, Israel urge UNSC to expand UNIFIL’s mandate

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said Tuesday night’s violent incident along the Israeli-Lebanese border, highlights the need for UNIFIL.

Aerial footage of the area where the incident took place

Gilad Erdan files complaint to UNSC following Hezbollah attack in Israel

"There is no justification for having an ineffective force operate in territory which Hezbollah is using to arm itself."

Netanyahu, Ashkenazi hint Hezbollah behind Beirut blast

UNIFIL is a ‘half-empty vessel,’ Foreign Minister Ashkenazi warns ahead of UNSC discussion of renewing its mandate.

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