In an interview with MTV Lebanon, the founder of the Third Lebanese Republic said that there was no reason to resist the agreement with Israel. Hezbollah should be integrated into the Lebanese army. He is positive about the delineation of the maritime boundaries, and Israel is no more an enemy to Lebanon. We signed an economic peace>>.
Omar Harfouch says: “I am very optimistic regarding the delineation of the [maritime] boundary. First, we solved a huge problem with Israel. Israel was an enemy of Lebanon that we didn’t recognize. It is now an enemy of Lebanon and we recognize it. This is a huge challenge …”
Interviewer: “Israel remains an enemy… Interviewer: “Israel is still an enemy…Practically speaking, it’s still an enemy.”
Harfouch: “Whose enemy? Harfouch: “Whose enemy?”
Interviewer: “Not mine, but…”
Harfouch: “No. Harfouch: “No.
Interviewer: “It’s for a large portion of the Lebanese population and for the Lebanese government.”
Harfouch: Let me present the facts.
Interviewer: “Go ahead.”
Harfouch said: “The facts show that Lebanon did not recognize Israel and considered it an enemy. But when the border was drawn and the line between Israel and Lebanon was drawn, Lebanon recognized Israel as the State of Israel.
“The liberation Jerusalem is part Hizbullah’s ideology, but Omar Harfouch as a Lebanese — Why would I want Jerusalem liberated? Who should I liberate Jerusalem from? Lebanon is my country. Any other country — Syria. Turkey. Palestine.
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