Russia, Turkey: “Israel won’t get our gas”

June 9, 2010 by  

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan with Russia's Vladimir Putin

By BLOOMBERG
06/08/2010 18:57

Russia, Turkey denies Israel fuel due to “economic considerations.”

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that they don’t plan to export natural gas to Israel via a new pipeline to Turkey.

“There is no such thing on our agenda,” Erdogan said at a news conference with Putin in Istanbul when asked about the gas.

Russia has held talks on shipping fuel to Israel from a pipeline under the Black Sea. OAO Gazprom, Russia’s natural-gas export monopoly, is negotiating supplying the fuel, Gazprom chairman Viktor Zubkov said on March 22.

Israel may not need the extra gas, which could be transported to Syria or Lebanon instead via the planned Blue Stream-2 pipe, Putin said.

“The Blue Stream gas may not go to Israel because of economic considerations,” Putin said. “I don’t think Israel needs the gas because they found a reserve recently.”

Turkey has said it’s considering paring economic and military ties with Israel and has recalled its ambassador to the country after nine Turks were killed on an aid flotilla headed
for Gaza and intercepted by Israeli commandos last week.

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10 Responses to “Russia, Turkey: “Israel won’t get our gas””

  1. Michael on June 10th, 2010 8:06 am

    I don’t know about P.M. Erdogan’s mindset but, what else can you expect from Pukin Putin?

  2. Gramma From Canada on June 10th, 2010 3:11 pm

    I was looking at the picture of Putin and Erdogan and I thought to myself….’how ironic this picture is, these two standing together represent two of the major countries that are going to ‘FALL’ by the HAND OF GOD 3 1/2 years in to the Tribulation…
    How Ironic is that…
    God Bless and Keep Israel Forever

  3. Bobcat Bill on June 10th, 2010 6:48 pm

    Russia, Turkey and all the others that’s with that crew will one day be buying their gas & oil from Israel!

  4. bobby on June 11th, 2010 10:27 am

    when i first say headline,i thought (russia and turkey)were talking about the basin where oil and gas is suppose to be on and off-shore.i think like the other comment,more end time preparation.let them do as they please.Israel is the apple of God’s eye,and i believe he will supply her needs.

  5. geoff (australia) on June 11th, 2010 4:57 pm

    It is good that some people will have access to future secure supplies of natural gas from the newly discovered Tamar field.

    Energy = quality of life.

    Israel already consumes 734 watts of electricity per person, whereas others – the people unfortunate enough to be living in the Gaza Strip – only consume 0.02 watts per person (the lowest in the world). The lack of energy translates into child mortality, hardship, lack of work, and humiliation – much the same as the WW2 Polish ghetto.

    More and more people I speak to see a Single State Solution as the only practical solution to the Israel problem. There are also reports that people living under occupation in Gaza and the West Bank see no future in a Two State Solution. When we look at the wonderful celebrations of unity occurring now in South Africa we can grasp a vision for a solution for the unsustainable Arab-Israeli conflict. A single state of Palestine in which Jewish and Arab people co-exist in a multicultural society, one man one vote, under the rule of democratic law. That may only be possible once the current leadership of the region have died off, and a new generation of enlightened people become influential.

    Speaking of energy for quality of life, does anyone on this list know the current development status of the Gaza Marine gas field discovered by the BG Group, and who has technical sovereignty over this gas field??

    When a population of 1.5 million people desperately need gas, it seems logical to develop a pipeline from this field, and send the gas to onshore Gaza for power generation.

  6. mom on June 24th, 2010 12:50 pm

    To Geoff: That has already been tried in Jerusalem. When it was under the control of the Arabs, no Jews were allowed in the holy places, cemeteries and synagogues were destroyed and there was no infrastructure. Israel has made offer after offer and all have been rejected without so much as a counter offer! Since you cannot negotiate with yourself to plan your own demise, that is why talks are at a standstill. I hope Israel survives this latest onslaught of hatred and continues to build for the people who came there to live after being persecuted in their former countries. They have been systematically starved, tortured and killed while the world ignored it. I don’t expect you to understand, but some day, it could happen to you.

  7. James Murray on June 26th, 2010 8:37 pm

    “When a population of 1.5 million people desperately need gas, it seems logical to develop a pipeline from this field, and send the gas to onshore Gaza for power generation.”

    And what do you think the real reason is that Israel is blockading Gaza? Gas and oil is money; and money talks louder than any patriotic, religious, or governmental leader anywhere on earth. Open your eyes and see what is going on in the backrooms of these political paragons of virtue.

    One question which the news media is skillfully avoiding: does this gasfield extend within the 12 mile limit of Gaza? I’ll bet it does. And guess who is fighting desparately to control it before Lebanon, Russia, Gaza, Egypt.or anyone else can get theri sticky fingers on it.

  8. Yitzhak Visser on June 30th, 2010 12:45 pm

    To Geoff from Australia:

    Dear Geoff,

    You have sent in nice words about a possible one state in which Arabs and Jews would live side by side in a democratic country in which you call Palestine.
    Why not 1 state which is called Israël?????
    If their would be 1 state, in which Arabs and Jews live equally than it has to be a Jewish state.
    Today more than 1 million Arabs live inside Israël, they are totally equal to Jewish citizens.
    Can you mention 1 Arab country in which religious/ethnic minorities are equal to Arabs????
    In 1 Palestinian state, as you called it, Jews and Christians will never be equal, not in daily life and certainly not before the law…
    App. 1 million Jews were driven out of Arab/Moslim countries, in some Arab countries even before 1948 (before a Jewish state excisted)…Why???? because of the simple fact that they are Jews….no more and no less.
    And why????because the Qoran qualifies Jews and Christians as pigs and apes which have to be destroyed.
    How can you life side by side in 1 country while 50% of the population wants to destroy the other 50%????
    The Israeli’s left Gaza to the “Palestinians”(What people may that be???)/Arabs, what did Israel got back in return???????
    Thousands of rockets and attacks.
    Instead of developing their own destiny they immediately started terror campaigns against Israël because their ideology tells them to fight and to destroy the Jews.

    Back to Gaza;
    According to your post the people of Gaza lack enough electricity and Israeli’s have plenty of it????
    Is this because of Israël???? NO
    Their Arab brothers are also so helpful, and love the Palestinians (Arabs), and they have plenty of oil and gas.
    Let their own brothers help them, Gaza has also a border with Egypt (a brother country which Hamas does not hate).
    The problem of misery and poverty is only because of the Arabs system of thinking;
    They have enough money for casinos, to visit prostitutes abroad, to buy entire football clubs in England, and to build luxury hotels (even a 7 star hotel) but they have no money to help their brothers with a simple road????
    Egypte has also enough gas……let them develop a pipeline from their gasfields which are nearby…..?????

    The tone of your article according to me is this;
    Everything is the fault of the Israeli’s.
    This is not true.
    The Arabs want to destroy Jews and Christians, no more, no less.
    They have caused their own misery in choosing Hamas as their leaders….

  9. LEONARD EISENSTEIN on July 7th, 2010 12:33 pm

    Geoff from down under.

    As long as you live in Austrailia you are no position to know what is good for Israel. One State solution would be an abomination. Israel was set up in 1948 as a Jewish State for the Worlds remaining Jewish Population. Not that they needed the UN to authorize that piece of land as the Jews had bonifides to that land about 4000 years before.

    If you want a nice peaceful situation to give the Gazans more Electricity and a better life let them recognize Israel for what it is and make peace and they will have all the electricity it needs. It is a backward peice of land and to measure their needs with Israels usage is absurd. It should take them a lot more then 60 years to reach the needs that Israelis have for power, electric that is.

    As for the gas fields. Count maybe twenty five to thirty years before that will be developed. Israel also has control over a potential Gas field far in excess of what her needs will be for the next 25 to 30 years and is being developed now because the need for it is immediate.

    If you would visit the area you would have a much better understanding of what are the facts on the ground as opposed to what you are gathering from the Liberal Left newspapers.

  10. Steve Teague on July 14th, 2010 8:20 pm

    Everyone,
    Somewhat departing from the story at hand:
    I have invested in Zion Oil and I hope to do well financially for the sake of my children. But more than anything, I so hope that all the publicity it gives to the Holy scriptures BEFORE oil comes gushing, it will serve a wonderful wake up call to those that scoff and hopefully they will THEN be driven to the scriptures and find the truest Treasure of all. Wouldn’t that be wonderful! As hard as he is to warm up to, it would be great to see Putin gain God’s great salvation.
    Steve Teague
    Knoxville, TN, USA

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