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  • Israeli-Turkish reconciliation makes progress, more talks needed

    May 10, 2016 | 9:21 am

    Long-running efforts to fully restore Israeli-Turkish relations have made good progress but need a few more rounds of negotiations, though a political shift in Turkey should not affect the process, Israel's top diplomat in the country said.

    The impetus behind fixing a...

  • How Syria and natural gas are pushing Israel and Turkey back together

    February 16, 2016 | 9:02 am

    After years of false starts, Israeli negotiators went to Geneva last week for talks aimed at ending a long-running conflict with a regional adversary.

    It’s not the Palestinians. It’s Turkey.

    Once a key partner of Israel, Turkey in recent years has been a thorn in its side. It...

  • Why are Israelis protesting plan for natural gas fields?

    December 8, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    When Israel discovered two massive natural gas fields off its coast five years ago, it was billed as a goldmine that would shift the balance of energy exports in the Middle East and fill Israel’s coffers.

    Five years later, drilling in the biggest field, known as Leviathan, is...

  • Massive gas field discovered in Mediterranean off Egypt’s coast

    August 31, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    An Italian energy group said it discovered the largest known natural gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast.

    The Zohr field could hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas and covers an area of about 100 square kilometers, or 38.6 square miles, the Eni firm announced...

  • Israeli natural gas development mired in contention

    July 16, 2015 | 9:28 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The recently-discovered massive gas reserves found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast can ensure Israel’s economic and political well-being for decades to come. International companies have invested billions of dollars in...

  • Will Israelis pay the price for a natural gas ‘monopoly’?

    July 1, 2015 | 12:31 pm

    Israeli consumers are no strangers to high prices.

    Basic household goods such as food and toiletries cost more in Israel than in all but two countries in Europe, a recent Nielsen research study found. Israeli real estate prices are up nearly 60 percent since 2008. Tel Aviv is the...

  • Netanyahu faces political crisis over Israel’s natural gas monopoly

    June 29, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday faced his first major coalition crisis since his re-election, with ministers withholding support for government plans for developing Israel's natural gas fields.

    At least three cabinet members cited conflicts of interest -...

  • Egypt may import natural gas from Israel

    March 5, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Egypt might import natural gas from Israel, according to a senior Egyptian government official.

    Egypt would import the natural gas, drilled in the Mediterranean Sea off of Israel’s coast, if its price is low enough, and if one of the drilling companies drops a legal action...

  • To frack or not to frack: is that a Jewish question?

    By Roger Price

    October 23, 2013 | 1:02 pm

       Did you know that fracking, the industrial process of extracting natural gas from shale rock is treif, that it violates Jewish values? Who knew? You could read the entire Torah, study the Mishnah and Gemara too, go through the commentaries of the rationalist Maimonides and the...

  • June 20, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2013 | 3:24 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama's Nuclear Proffer Gets Russian Rebuff

    To Read: David Rothkopff thinks that fear and worst case scenarios have been playing too big a role in US foreign strategy-

    From the invasion of Iraq to the Patriot Act to the embrace of torture to the expansion...

  • Blast destroys Egypt gas pipeline to Israel, Jordan

    September 26, 2011 | 8:17 pm

    An explosion destroyed an Egyptian pipeline in Sinai on Tuesday that supplies Israel and Jordan with gas, security sources and witnesses said.

    The security sources said the explosion happened west of the city of al-Arish. Witnesses said 15-metre high flames could be seen shooting up...

  • Israeli natural gas field is significant find

    December 29, 2010 | 9:31 pm

    A natural gas field discovered in Israel’s territorial waters contains an esimated 16 trillion cubic feet of the natural resource.

    Electrical log tests confirmed the size of the natural gas field, which was discovered in drilling earlier this year off the Mediterranean coast near...