Can Israel become Europe’s gas supplier?

Israel could make moves to position itself as a central gas exporter in the Middle East, as tensions surrounding the war in Ukraine have led to discussion about alternatives to Russia’s gas exports. While it is already supplying gas to Jordan and Egypt, if the right steps are taken, Israel has the potential to become a natural gas source for Europe, as well.

“Europe is completely hysterical that it sits in the hands of Putin,”

said Dr. Alexander Coman, from the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University.

“The idea that Putin is sitting with his hand on the faucet and can, at will, open or close gas supply to Europe – this is a terrible scenario for them.”

It is, however, a brilliant opportunity for Israel: in its current position, Europe would do much to find alternative sources to its fuel supply needs.

“One of the ways is an alternative pipeline that will bring gas – or perhaps electricity – from Egypt, Israel and [perhaps] Saudi Arabia to Europe, through Cyprus,”

explained Coman.

Even though the 11-billion dollar Nord Stream 2 pipeline linking Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea is completed and ready to start operation, experts were unanimous this week that the project has no future. In their words “it is dead forever.” Therefore the EU needs to quickly find new gas energy supplies. Israel could be one of those suppliers. Israel became a key supplier of natural gas to energy-thirsty Egypt in January 2020 after starting production from its Tamar and Leviathan offshore gas fields. If Israel does talk to the EU this will raise Russia’s ire. The Bible says that Gog will come down to take a spoil from Israel. That spoil could be gas. An article in a daily Jewish magazine said

“Russia’s Next Target for Intimidation Could Be Israel.”

It will…

Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou [Gog] shalt think an evil thought:  And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, (Ezekiel 38;10-12)

To take a spoil

Andy Walton

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Preceding

  1. Russia taking full advantage of energy crisis in Europe
  2. Germany blocks Nord Stream 2 pipe from Russia
  3. Russia not wanting it neighbours countries to cooperate with the West
  4. Key element to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict
  5. Russian government planning a “false-flag” operation
  6. What a week it had been the third week of February 2022

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Additional reading

  1. Britain in talks to sell missiles in first arms deal with Ukraine

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