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The TV report said Cyprus, Greece and Italy were all supportive of the idea, and that Israel would make a formal presentation of the project to European representatives in Brussels in three weeks’ time.
It would be cheaper for Europe to work on a supply route with Egypt, but this could expose the Europeans to instability because of the unpredictable political developments in Egypt, the report noted. Similarly, a pipeline from Israel to Turkey would be less expensive, but bilateral relations rule this out so long as Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a prominent critic of Israel, holds power there.
a reply to: lostbook
I read this article and my conspiracy hat nearly jumped off my head.
Israel is trying to sell oil to Europe in what they say is an effort to get them from dependence on Russian gas.
BELGRADE, November 21 /TASS/. The whole Europe has a common interest in building the South Stream gas pipeline, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto said after talks on Friday. “We are going to implement this project because we are convinced that it will considerably improve the safety of gas supplies to Central Europe. That is why we believe that the South Stream project is of European interest,” Szijjarto said.
originally posted by: lostbook
I'm confused, ATS. Aren't wars started over this type of thing? What makes Israel think that they can take Russia's EU customers without Russia having something to say about it? I don't think encroaching on Russia's cash cow is the smart thing to do. Further does this pipeline have to be built through Palestinian ocean territory? Will Israel have to do another land-grab( Ocean-Grab) from Palestinians? What says ATS?
JERUSALEM -- The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution demanding Palestinian sovereignty over natural resources under Israeli occupation.
The draft solution, “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources,” was adopted with 164 votes in favor and five against.
Member states that voted against the measure included Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, and the United States. Ten other states abstained from the vote.
The resolution is the latest to be adopted through ongoing efforts by Palestinian leadership to take measures against Israel in the international arena following decades of failed peace talks.
The adopted resolution demands that Israel cease the exploitation, damage, cause of loss or depletion and endangerment of Palestinian natural resources, and recognize the right of Palestinians under military occupation to claim restitution.
A recommendation report for the resolution discussed Israel’s “extensive destruction” of Palestinian agricultural land and the economic and environmental repercussions of the policy.
The report cited the destruction of Palestinian water pipelines, sewage networks and electricity networks, noting that the elimination of “vital infrastructure” was at its most severe in the Gaza Strip during Israel's military operations in the summer of 2014.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Israel grabbed a lot of Palestinian gas fields back in 2009 when they carried out 'Operation Cast Lead', so I doubt it will go through Palestinian waters, it's Israel's now.
I really hope this plan doesn't go ahead, they have enough power dictating our foreign policy. To be reliant on them to supply our gas? No thanks!!