Does Likud rule Jordan? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA
    • 17.04.11 | 08:39 (IDT)

    The most significant move in the offing relates to Israel's gas contract with Egypt. A contract that Egypt is reviewing along with the gas contract it has with Jordan. Question: Who in the West has even burped in response to news that Egypt intends to break its gas contract with Jordan - the gas Jordan uses to generate electricity - with the higher cost threatening to undermine the stability of the already fragile Hashemite state? Answer: No one. And the last time I checked the Likud did not rule in Jordan. Aluf Benn's backhanded line against Netanyahu at the end of this article ("the right-wing government in Jerusalem is isolated in the international community and it is possible to attack it as much as they want without having to pay any price in Egypt's ties with America and Europe. ") is more an expression of Mr. Benn's ongoing campaign to lobby for Israel to rush and make concessions than anything else. One would need a micrometer to measure the difference in the "price" Egypt can expect to pay for what it does to Israel if Israel was ruled by a Meretz vs. a Likud government.

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    First published 00:50 17.04.11 | Last updated 00:50 17.04.11
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