Former Finance Minister: U.S. Was Biggest Lobbyist on Israel’s Use of Natural Gas Profits

Yuval Steinitz said he resisted pressure from the White House and others while in office and joined a chorus of voices urging cautious, far-sighted use of the profits from Israel’s new natural gas fields.

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At a meeting on Tuesday to discuss a bill to establish a fund for profits from Israel’s recently discovered natural gas fields, former Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he had faced the most pressure...