Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
The talks will take place at the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) base in Naquora, near Rosh Hanikra, with US mediation, as they did in October and November of 2020.
Erdogan and other senior Turkish officials have made public overtures towards Israel in the past year, and inviting Steinitz to the conference is another step in that vein.
For years the project was a distant prospect because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Despite Israel’s key role in founding the EMGF, its official membership in the organization was held up due to opposition from Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel.
"The decision we passed in the government sets a huge challenge for us to reach 30% solar energy by 2030," said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz.
Israel's Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel opposed the plan, saying it places a problematic emphasis on natural gas, while setting a low bar compared to other developed countries.
The talks between the two countries, which have no diplomatic ties and are technically in a state of ongoing war, will be mediated by the US and hosted by the United Nations.
Israel’s natural gas and renewable energy innovation has strengthened its ties to countries in Europe and the Middle East.