The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
The offers by Barak and Olmert would be termed "worthless"! Both Prime Ministers were facing decling popularity: Barak had an election coming up and peace negotiations were political suicide. Nothing was written down, and Arafat was expected to take Barak's word, and agree to a nebulous "deal". Olmert had an approval rating of 8% at the time (up from 4% or 5% because he announced that he had prostate cancer). So, neither of these offers could have been actualised. I state again, I would call these offers worthless!