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
A UN vote that recognizes the Palestinian state inside the 1967 borders - with or without UNSC concurrence - will set wheels into motion that neither the US nor Israel will be able to stop in the long run. A precedent will have been set, a seed planted, and the international community can move independently to see to its realization. And regarding the UNSC, if push comes to shove - and a showdown - a case can be made for invoking mechanisms outlined in UN Resolution 377. But no matter what, the US could not indefinitely forestall the cascade that descended upon S.Africa...nor will it be able to do so for Israel.