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
1) From a secular point of view I too am troubled by anyone who uses sacred literature as the ONLY basis for territorial claims and I don't think it is antisemitic to say so. However, I do think it a mistake to say that religious arguments and historical precedent are irrelevant to territorial claims. 2) From a religious point of view I am certainly puzzled as to how the Church of Scotland interprets the Bible. If the scriptures cannot be used to determine God's intentions regarding ownership of the land of Israel, then how can it used to determine God's intentions about anything. God's promises to the Jews concerning the land of Israel and his commandments to conquer it from the Canaanites are the single most dominant theme in the Hebrew Scriptures.