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
Israel has grown tired and weary of the occupation. In part due to the self loathing brought on by years of occupation, and in part because the world is less forgiving of Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. Likud is smashed. The settlers are friendless. The old taboos on dismantling settlements are gone forever. Israeli retreat, dressed up as unilateral actions rooted in a position of strength, is the order of the day. Olmert cannot implement his vision without the cooperation of Abbas who, in turn, cannot make any moves without the blessing of Hamas.