Report: Cabinet sparring over Israeli action against Gaza tunnel threat
'Israeli man conspired to help jihadi infiltrate into Israel to carry out terror attacks'
Israeli envoy Danon: Palestinians citing UN Secretary General to excuse terror
Hadar Goldin’s parents urge UN to help retrieve son’s remains from Gaza
Supreme Court to hear case against Deri
Knesset Ethics Committee bans Balad MKs from Knesset debates
Knesset to vote on NGO transparency bill
Jason Derulo to light up Rishon Lezion
Herzog, Lapid compete in hawkishness
Ban Ki-Moon condemns attack on Givat Sorek synagogue
Herzog vows to build centrist bloc
Looking for clues
Whisper down the lane
Israeli pop icon Gabi Shoshan found dead at 66
Basketball: Maccabi Tel Aviv lost for answers after Haifa mauling
Soccer: Tel Aviv derby stalemate costly for Maccabi
Super Bowl 50: Broncos or Panthers — which team is the chosen one?
Israel maintains Group I status
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02.08.2016 | 29 Shevat, 5776
"Already during Operation Protection Edge, there were attempts to damage our platform, and luckily, these weapons were not accurate enough and did not succeed in causing harm."
By SHARON UDASIN
Noble Israel says gas could start flowing by end of 2019.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Ministry says such steps are necessary, because low oil price worldwide is making natural gas a more expensive option, despite environmental advantages.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,SHARON UDASIN,NIV ELIS
Discovery of potential gas field in Mediterranean represents exploration opportunities.
Aiming to convey 5 billion cubic meters of gas from Israel to Egypt, the deal calls for employing the now defunct East Mediterranean Gas company pipeline.
Only time – and the determination of the High Court – will tell how the future of Israel's turbulent gas sector will continue to unfold.
As a result of the ministry's order, about 1.4 terawatts will be diverted from coal to natural gas in 2016.
Following the IEC’s announcement on Sunday, the Egyptian government responded by declaring that it would appeal the order.
Arbitrators had ordered Egyptian national gas companies to pay IEC $1.76b. in damages caused by 2012 cessation in gas supply.
With the vast majority of people not taking part in such activities, only 13% said they were engaged in environmental-social efforts, while 1% said they were uncertain.
"Air pollution is not a matter of convenience and quality of life, but of health and life."
"The fact that Israel will export gas to the Egyptian market is a very important strategic asset," says Knesset panel chairman.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Sides sign letter of intent to reach final deal that would set floor price for gas and link it to price of oil.
By NIV ELIS
The natural gas outline is the result of some eight months of negotiations.
Implementing outline of agreement still demands that economy minister invoke legal clause to circumvent objections of antitrust commissioner.
Legal clause to unfreeze gas program to be activated by new Minister of the Economy, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The decision comes at a time when the natural gas sector’s fate in Israel still remains uncertain.
Government encouraging international collaborations
Ben Mordechai, whose Ashdod ORL refinery was among the first Israeli industrial plants to connect to natural gas in 2005.
The deal announced Thursday regarding Israel’s natural gas industry was like the caped fairytale figure’s freshly- picked flowers, which on their own were a thoughtful, fragrant and colorful gift.
The new document will be brought to the cabinet for ministerial approval on Sunday.
By LAHAV HARKOV,NIV ELIS,SHARON UDASIN
Up until now, Kahlon has maintained distance from the natural gas issue, due to his friendship with Koby Maimon, whose company Isramco has a 28.75 percent share in the Tamar gas field.
Votes on the outline in both the cabinet, and afterwards in the Knesset plenary, were expected to take place on Wednesday, prior to the legislature’s summer recess.
Committee members are reportedly supporting expedited development of the Leviathan reservoir.
Move comes following pressure from Environmental Protection Ministry.
The government’s policy on natural gas should function “like a harmonious orchestra with a conductor as its head,” State Comptroller Joseph Shapira writes in his report.
By SHARON UDASIN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
"Oil is already selling cheaply, and the introduction of new Iranian oil is expected to push the price further down."
A Knesset Economic Affairs Committee discussion on Monday devolved numerous times into a shouting match among opposition MKs, government officials and gas company representatives.
Economy Minister Deri calls for changes in current gas outline.
Knesset votes down probe of gas plan
By SHARON UDASIN,LAHAV HARKOV
All positions filed must be concise, not exceeding 10 pages, but can include attached documents and appendices, and may be used to formulate final recommendations.
After six months of disagreements among government officials , Steinitz released the final terms of ongoing negotiations for public commentary.
Economists and analysts differ in their assessment of the situation.
Compromise outline among government officials and the natural gas companies will be conveyed to the full cabinet for final government approval.
Herzog argued that a decision of this magnitude cannot occur "behind closed doors," and demanded that Edelstein "use his moral and political authority to make sure that this will happen."
The signing of an deal among government officials and the country’s natural gas companies, slated to occur Thursday in the is contingent upon Deri’s willingness.
Steinitz: "We have a window of time and if we do not live up to it, we will face a hopeless situation,"
Kahlon cited a conflict of interest in the case due to his friendship with Koby Maimon.
Likud member makes remarks at minister exchange ceremony with outgoing post-hold Silvan Shalom.
Sources: Enabling int'l gas sales from Tamar prior to Leviathan’s connection would permit companies to advance deals with neighboring countries.
While hydrocarbons were identified, comprehensive scientific evaluations are required to determine whether the presence of such materials indicates oil, gas, condensate or none of the above.
How Israel’s natural gas finds can strengthen commercial and economic ties and bring peace between nations in the Middle East.
By AMIR FOSTER
National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz maps out economic and security opportunities and challenges.
David Guilo a démissionné. Moshé Kahlon a retiré son épingle du jeu. Le dossier du gaz est à présent entre les mains de Benjamin Netanyahou. Retour sur un monopole agité et des enjeux commerciaux et stratégiques de taille
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
No PM has ever appeared before the High Court to defend one of his policies, because that would have delayed and encumbered the process, legal expert says.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Zionist Union, Meretz stage last stand against comprehensive deal aimed at settling disagreements between gas developers and the government.
Premier received portfolio when Shas leader Arye Deri gave it up' by law, the prime minister automatically receives abdicated portfolios for 90 days.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Decades after saying that it has no natural resources, Israel is now emerging as a regional gas power, in the enviable position of having to decide what exactly to do with its natural gas.
By HERB KEINON
MKs are angry that PM Benjamin Netanyahu activated the gas deal by invoking Aricle 52, a controversial legal clause.
The previous commissioner, David Gilo, threw a wrench in the gas regulation scheme, saying it was giving too much market power to gas companies Noble and Delek.
Herzog pledges to bring matter to High Court of Justice.
Netanyahu says trilateral meeting is a “microcosm” of a much wider phenomenon.
Netanyahu warns against ‘severe security challenge’ without plan.
Economic Affairs Committee head calls on PM to rescind 'twisted and evil' plan.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
Hydrocarbon exports are ‘golden opportunity’ to bolster ‘axis of peace’ of Israel, Egypt and Jordan, energy minister says
"Natural gas is a public resource, and as such, it must serve the public first and foremost."
"Gas will be Israel's No. 1 growth engine in the coming years," says Netanyahu
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Qatari official visiting Gaza last week discusses potential gas line, Arab media reports.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,SHARON UDASIN
Political chaos, zig-zagging, populism infused mania and faux legal caveats are all playing a part.
Noble "prepared to take actions necessary to protect the values of its assets" if outline does not get approval soon.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SHARON UDASIN
If the Knesset rejects the gas outline, the government can ignore it, because parliamentary approval is not a prerequisite of enacting the deal.
"There is palpably renewed energy in our relationship, I mean that figuratively and literally," says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside the president of Cyprus.
PM set to make first diplomatic trip abroad since re-election in March.
The company claims that over the course of several years, the ministry consistently rejected applications to drill in areas where the reservoirs were discovered.
Four other protests took place simultaneously throughout the country, including outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, as well as the premier's home in Caesarea.
Lapid indicated on Saturday night that that is not sufficient regulation for him to support the deal.
Yisrael Beytenu votes with coalition and Yesh Atid skips out on vote.
Kulanu joins opposition's calls for plan to be released to public and debated in Knesset.
Netanyahu says he is "determined to promote a realistic solution that will bring gas to the Israeli market."
The demonstration's organizers said they were demanding the full disclosure of discussions that took place among members of the inter-ministerial team that negotiated with the gas companies.
By GIL HOFFMAN,SHARON UDASIN
"I don't work for any tycoon," Netanyahu wrote on Facebook. "I am prime minister of Israel, and I work for you, for the security of Israel and the welfare of all of its citizens."
“The decision on the gas compromise needs to be made in the Knesset, not the government,” Gal-On said
"If the government thinks it can approve the gas deal far from the public's eye in a closed cabinet meeting, it is mistaken."
The boats will be used to secure Israel's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Mediterranean, described by defense officials as 'dramatic improvement in Navy's capabilities.'
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
“We are now in an era of expanding competition in electricity generation,” says IEC chairman.
PM, energy minister authorized agreement to convey Tamar reservoir gas to two Jordanian companies.
While the Ruth C license zone – located off the coast of Haifa,has yet to be explored, Noble Energy was authorized to act as the basin's operator during forthcoming.
Israel has saved NIS 35.5 billion in energy since natural gas began flowing into country.
In an approximately NIS 4.8 billion ($1.2b.) deal, the 282-billion cubic meter Tamar reservoir will be supplying gas to the Egyptian firm Dolphinus Holdings Limited for seven years.
Firms claim government has collected more royalties than permissible on natural gas sales.
Israel Antitrust Commissioner David Gilo says he will reconsider whether Delek and Nobel's presence in Israel's Mediterranean gas sector constitutes an illegal "restrictive arrangement."
Outline presented to gas companies calls for separate marketing of Leviathan basin gas.
Outline presented to Noble Energy aimed at putting an end to nearly two-month-long situation in which the reservoir partners and the Israel Antitrust Authority have been butting heads.
Israeli industry sources: Aphrodite could replace Leviathan as Egyptian LNG source.
Noble Energy, Delek Group representatives in Egypt for export talks
S&P: Regulatory uncertainty could ultimately hurt Israel's credit rating.
By SHARON UDASIN,NIV ELIS
Renowned economist and Labor party candidate says supervision needed to ensure benefits of resource reach the public.
If agreement evolves into full-fledged deal, parties intend for about 9 million cubic meters of gas to flow daily to Jordan, over land.
The recent resignation of Israel’s antitrust commissioner has spotlighted the strange mixture of commercial vista, diplomatic sway and regulatory angst created by Israel’s unexpected gas bounty.
Following the reports, the Jordanian BDS movement relaunched its social media campaign against gas imports from Israel that was first launched in September 2014.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
On January 8, the ISIS branch in Egypt, Sinai Province, attacked the El-Arish pipeline to Jordan, blowing up the pipeline which carries gas from Egypt to the Hashemite Kingdom.
Steinitz: Discovery is a ‘painful reminder’ that Israel is lagging behind.
By SHARON UDASIN,REUTERS
Experts: Delay does not constitute a setback for Israel.
Energy and environment reporter Sharon Udasin discusses the new gas find, Daniel.
This is very good news, especially for factories in the country’s periphery, where energy costs are a substantial part of their operating costs.
By TAMMY ZUCKERMAN
With regard to “Israel checking possibility of conveying natural gas to Gaza” (September 16).
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR,LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Something approximating the government’s imperfect policy outline will undoubtedly be approved.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Already, the gas flowing into Israel from the Tamar field has decreased electricity costs and lowered pollution levels caused by the burning of oil and coal.
By JPOST EDITORIAL