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The new energy order is founded on rock – the shale that traps vast stores of energy in deposits around the world. One of the largest deposits – 250 billion barrels of oil in Israel’s Shfela basin, comparable to Saudi Arabia’s entire reserves of 260 billion barrels of oil – has until now been unexploited, partly because the technology required has been expensive, mostly because the multinational oil companies that have the technology fear offending Muslims.
“None of the major oil companies are willing to do business in Israel because they don’t want to be cut off from the Mideast supply of oil,” explains Howard Jonas, CEO of IDT, the U.S. company that owns the Shfela concession through its subsidiary, Israel Energy Initiatives. Jonas, an ardent Zionist, considers the Shfela deposit merely a beginning: “We believe that under Israel is more oil than under Saudi Arabia. There may be as much as half a trillion barrels.”
. . . 250 billion barrels of oil in Israel’s Shfela basin . . .
JERUSALEM – Does Israel have beneath its surface an enormous oil reserve mapped out in the Old Testament that when found will immediately change the geopolitical structure of the Middle East and confirm the validity of the Bible to people around the world?[/QUOTE]
How are you able to say that when the land won was won in a defensive war?
According to Israeli propaganda (that they were only defending themselves) since proven to be false (the Arab attacks were in response to the "preemptive" attacks by the Israelis, who apparently had other plans than what the UN was going to allow).
So where is the international law dealing with "winning" land through warfare?
It's an implied rule of war. If there were no punishments for the aggressor, what would prevent people from starting wars?
There are several books on the topic available on Amazon if you took the trouble to do some browsing.
And where do you get this history from???
The renowned Israeli historian revisits the formative period of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred, and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing". Decisively debunking the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord in the course of this war, Ilan Pappe offers impressive archival evidence to demonstrate that, from its very inception, a central plank in Israel's founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population. This book is indispensable for anyone interested in the Middle East.
You can imply any "rule" you want in your own mind but it carries no weight, there being no allowance in international law for one country to "punish" another by taking their land, operating as their own judge, Jury, and executioner.
As an example, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
You are just rationalizing in a highly biased way and none of your arguments have legal bearing.
How is it "right" to punish the Palestinians for something a mythical "The Arabs" did?
There seems to be a de facto amnesty for criminals in Israel because of their connection with the self-appointed Global elites.
This oil shell will most likely result in more travesties by the Israelis, displacing whatever Palestinians may still be in the area. (and giving nothing to the true owners of this resource)