09.27.2016 | 24 Elul, 5776
Saudi paper calls for Abbas to accept invitation to address Knesset
US Muslim leaders urge Hamas to release remains of Israeli soldiers
Israeli forces launch large-scale arms raid in West Bank
'Axing Hamas from EU terror list would be lowest point for European Jews since Holocaust'
Tension between police, Lod’s Arab community magnified by murder
3 more arrested for murder of Israeli-Arab mother
Jerusalem, Mac TA to liven up Cup quarters
Bennett to OECD education ministers: We can transform the world
Bennett: US election period is ‘opportunity’ to annex parts of West Bank
Former top Yisrael Beytenu leaders likely to face corruption indictments
Soldier at Hebron shooter trial: Terrorist may have exploded at any moment
The Aprons get out of the kitchen
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
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Bleeding blue-and-white, baseball style
Israel defeats Great Britain advances to World Baseball Classic
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Move to end inequality in hospital employment
Technion researchers engineer lighter, faster speedboat
Study: Closing gender wage gap would add 7% to GDP
Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal
‘Tipat Halav’ clinics are losing their pediatricians
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Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
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Support for writer’s assassin triggers alarm in Jordan
Majority of Palestinians oppose suspension of elections
Egyptian official slams Abbas, calling him 'unintelligent' in leaked recording
Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
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Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
Marking 75 years since the infamous Babi Yar massacre
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Jewish officials briefed on terror threats ahead of High Holy Days
Welcoming Ukraine's future Israelis
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"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
The Leviathan reservoir developers aim to complete construction and development of the field, and begin delivering gas to Jordan, in as little as three years, the Noble Energy statement said.
"It makes garden crops grow almost twice as big, and also saves on watering."
By GLOBES/IDAN RABI
Drilling will begin in 2016's last quarter and connect to the 282 billion-cubic-meter reservoir's infrastructure.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
A spokeswoman for the consortium said a decision on which firm will carry out the engineering plans will be likely be made in the coming days.
Ministry approves next stage of offshore reservoir’s development.
Report lead by State Comptroller Joseph Shapira ssays aid that there are about 250-300 hazardous material incidents each year that affect the environment.
Gazprom's interest in Israeli gas reservoir Leviathan is a strategic issue for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By HEDY COHEN/GLOBES
In an attempt to help out the domestic market, government will more than double the size of grants given to companies to convert their factories to natural gas power.
The agreement, which would be in effect until 2024, encouraged further bilateral collaboration on "smart" network technologies and electricity networks in general.
Energy, Infrastructure and Water Resources Minister and Noble Energy Inc.'s Israel country manager discussed possible ways to satisfy the High Court's demands.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,REUTERS
Statements from the ministry last week indicated that the European Union expressed interest in receiving Israeli natural gas as well.
Environment minister rounds off a week full of meetings with high-level officials said to be interested in Israel’s natural gas resources, as well as those with stakes in the off-shore reservoirs.
Israel Natural Gas Lines CEO Samuel Tordjman says pipeline in Dead Sea area will be operational next year.
Leviathan partners hope to have gas start flowing by the end of 2019
Noble Israel says gas could start flowing by end of 2019.
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."
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.
The sale of Karish and Tanin is a first concrete step toward advancing Israel’s gas industry, following the recent approval of the contentious “gas outline” that rattled the sector for all of 2015.
Announcement on two new stations comes amid a rising debt for the Israel Electric Corporation and the search for alternative electricity production.
"I'm a great proponent of this effort to resume diplomatic relations with Turkey."
The next step, Steinitz said during a panel discussion, is to develop the natural gas market and integrate it into the larger geopolitical picture.
The Hatrurim license is estimated to hold seven million barrels of oil.
By GLOBES/HILLEL KOREN
The many critics of the deal had plenty to dislike in the imperfect gas outline, which by admission of even its most ardent supporters was a compromise.
PM confronts High Court to defend natural gas policy in unprecedented personal appearance.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.
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 Stern Stern 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 Stern Stern 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
According to the movement, the Jordanian Energy Minister stated that "Jordan has not canceled the memorandum of intent it signed with Israel.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
The discussion will take place after PM Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday Jordan has canceled its decision to import gas from Israel.
Egypt has also signed a letter stating its intent to sign an agreement to receive natural gas from Leviathan, but has not yet followed through with those plans.
Following the reports, the Jordanian BDS movement relaunched its social media campaign against gas imports from Israel that was first launched in September 2014.
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
Energy and environment reporter Sharon Udasin discusses the new gas find, Daniel.
The organization notes that delaying development of the Leviathan reservoir will lead to a slowdown in development of the smaller gas fields and deter continued exploration.
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