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
It's interesting how the Israeli demographics have changed so significantly to that of supporting only 4 years ago and the elections previous to that, a centrist party with 28 Knesset seats for Kadima, and it's expected a dismal election result outcome next Tuesday. For the immediate future, the only hope would be if the Likud-led government achieves a centrist, moderate foreign policy agenda, (which probably they have no other choicee but to do that), then this election result will be more promising. For example, I asked last week at a Friday night Shabbat dinner a veteran Palmach officer, who'll soon be arriving to spend some months in Israel with his son's family and will vote Likud, what will happen if PM Netanyahu decides to accept a withdrawal from the West Bank and retaining the main settlement blocs as other prime ministers proposed, would you accept that voting as a Likudnik? He said, " Yes, as long as there's security considerations in place." That's been some attitudinal progress since we've been going to this family's Shabbat dinners. But there's a long, long way to go for trusting reconciliation with the Palestinians, nevertheless.