I totally agree, withdrawing is a big mistake for Israel. No land should be given back until some kind of a peace deal is reached, where Palestine must recognize Israel
Israel not only needs to define its national goals , but its national boundaries, its capitol, and its limits of tolerance on hostile action taking place or pending.
If the US fails to support Israel in these endeavors, then screw ths US. Once the oil starts flowing from Israel, the over all dynamics will be changed. I doubt that Israel will join OPEC (that should be obvious), so she will be free to dictate her own destiny.
Originally Posted by varian
Where did you find oil in Israel? Wishful thinking?
Perhaps it is wishful thinking, but there are some developments already in place.
"...two other Israeli companies have -- Givat Olam, run by religious Jews (including Russian immigrants), and Zion Oil, run by evangelical Christians. Both companies are driven by Biblical prophecies indicating that massive amounts of oil and natural gas will be found in Israel in "the last days," and both have seen promising results in a series of tests run over the past several years. The Israeli government has confirmed that Givat Olam, for example, has found nearly one billion barrels of oil in northern Israel. But the company is having difficulty finding a cost effective way to draw the reserves out of a very complex subterranean rock structure. Zion Oil, meanwhile, may have found even more petroleum reserves, close to the site of the ancient city of Megiddo. But they, too, are running into a number of technical challenges. "
Yes, this man in worthy of admiration.
It is too soon to be happy about any oil in Israel varian, and while we are not pumping it, it is very difficult to get along without the US in this hostile world.
Israel doesn't need to rely on natural resource extraction else it would turn out like every other broken down corrupt non functioning middle eastern state.
Corruption can be dealt with as the cases arise. Israel certainly has the brainpower to find an effective way to garner this resource. This may also bolster as well as protect its economy, not to mention provide a buffer against any waffling of US support in the future. It can lead to a more independent stance for Israel, where its government is not so sensitive to fickle American browbeating.Originally Posted by Mediocrates
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