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
... the lines of the late Mr. Yitzhaq Rabin as he pronounced them in his last speech at the Knesset on 5 October 1995: (1) Jerusalem will remain united as Israel's sovereign capital city and will also include the suburbs of Giv'at Zeev and Ma'aleh Adumim. (2) All major Jewish settlement blocs will be incorporated into the sovereign state of Israel. (3) The Jordan Valley ought to be viewed in the widest sense of the term and it too will remain under full Israeli rule. (4) The future Palestinian Arab state will be totally demilitarized, its airspace will be fully controlled by Israel as will its boundaries and all border passes: land, sea and air. What Mr. Rabin described, although he called it a "state", was an Arab autonomous region in Samaria, Judea and Gaza that will neither interfere in Israel's national nor security interests while enable the Arabs to exercise all human, civil and religious rights afforded to them by international law.