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.03:48 31.08.15 | 0 comments
The only reason it matters whether Arafat was poisoned or not is that his death has heightened the split in Palestinian support (Hamas/Fatah) and ironically has allowed Hamas to take the upper hand much to the chigrin of the Israeli government. He seemed to be able to keep it together (corruption?) You only have to look at the huge increase in public support from the West for Abbas , cutting out funding for Gaza, ignoring the election results etc. as examples of the west trying to control this rise of Hamas. Abbas is a western puppet. The manipulation by the West is the real issue here, not how he died.