Monthly Archives December 2020

Israel-Lebanon negotiations: Is the maritime border the issue at stake?

American energy independence and Israeli natural gas findings have led to historic political opportunities for both America and Israel. The once-frozen position of the Arab League is slowly thawing toward Israel. Subsequently, historic peace accords with Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Sudan are signed, and many others are on the way. The fear of a growing Iranian threat has led Sunni nations to soften their stance on rejecting Zionism. Israel and many (Gulf) Sunni nations have aligned with each other against the greater threat of Iran and its proxies (e.g., Lebanon/Hezbollah, Syria, and Yemen) to counter their destabilizing effect on
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U.S. Backs EastMed Pipeline To Supply Gas To Europe

The United States supports the EastMed pipeline project that is expected to deliver natural gas from offshore Israel via Greece and Cyprus to the wider European market, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said during a visit to Greece on Thursday. “We are going to continue to work with Israel, Greece and other interested parties to ensure that the infrastructure will be developed,” Secretary Brouillette told reporters, as carried by Reuters. The planned EastMed pipeline, for which a final investment decision is expected in 2022, is expected to deliver around 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the European Union (EU)
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Turkey’s Erdogan brushes off threats of EU sanctions, says Brussels ‘never honest’ with Ankara

Any potential economic sanctions the EU might impose on Turkey do not concern the country much, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, accusing the bloc of never acting “honestly” towards Ankara. Speaking ahead of an EU leaders’ summit scheduled for Thursday, Erdogan said Ankara is not intimidated by threats of sanctions. At the same time, he signaled that Turkey was ready for negotiations in its spat with Greece over oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean – but shifted blame for lack of progress onto Athens. “Any sanctions decisions that can be taken against Turkey do not concern us
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