Tag Archives: Cyprus

Another look at the Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal

Despite my deep misgivings, not to mention moral objections, to the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey, it is important to take note of other views, particularly those which don’t see the deal as a disaster but rather as an … Continue reading

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Israel’s natural gas revolution

In the last few weeks Israel’s newly-developed natural gas industry has taken several leaps forward in export proposals. In an ironic twist, Israel has begun pitching a massive natural gas pipeline to Europe – ironic because Europe is the center … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for another Good News Friday installment and I apologize for publishing so close to Shabbat. My first item for this week is all about Israeli researchers who have engineered a heart of gold – literally! Scientists at Tel … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Here’s my latest Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with some news from the last week or two concerning Israel’s natural gas discoveries. Delek and Noble Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cypriot government to build a liquefied … Continue reading

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More Middle Eastern complications

In a very interesting turn of events, Bahrain has become the first Arab country to blacklist the Hezbollah terrorist group: Bahrain on Tuesday became the first Arab country to officially blacklist the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, … Continue reading

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Israel begins its energy independence as natural gas flows from Tamar field to Ashdod

This news is too good to hold on to for a whole week until my next Good News Friday post.  Israel’s Tamar offshore natural gas field began pumping its gas to Ashdod’s intake center, four years after its discovery: The … Continue reading

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