Will Gas Ignite a Lebanon-Israel War?

April 9, 2011 by  

Time.com posted an article this week that offshore territorial disputes between Lebanon and Israel could ignite the ‘Next Big Lebanon-Israel Flare-Up’.

Time reports:

For most countries, the existence of a massive fossil-fuel deposit within its sovereign territory would be gratefully welcomed as an economic windfall. But the delight in Israel at the recent giant gas discovery off its northern coastline is tempered by the knowledge that it could provide the spark to ignite the next war between the Jewish state and its mortal foe to the north, Lebanon’s militant Shi’ite Hizballah.

The stakes are enormous. Both Lebanon and Israel currently have little or no oil or gas deposits, and are dependent on neighboring countries for importing fuel and power. Israel presently relies on Egypt for most of its gas, but the durability of that arrangement has been cast into doubt following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak’s regime. The Egyptian pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan was blown up in January and only began operating again only a couple of weeks ago.

Key to the tensions over the potential gas bonanza is that the maritime border between Israel and Lebanon has never been delineated because the two states are still technically at war.

Click here for the entire Time.com article.

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5 Responses to “Will Gas Ignite a Lebanon-Israel War?”

  1. joeli nawai on April 10th, 2011 6:14 am

    due to the above requirements only comments that I could memorise is that the seashore which is under suspicious will only be access by his words.
    Due to the old testimony before all kings (israel) to make war on any countries they ask the lord for direction or approval.
    out of those kings only King Saul wasn”t happy due to his down fall, disobidient to the lord.
    back to the seashore where the discovery is being allocated buy him (Lord) and the Hezzbular who is expected to block the lord”s prophesy they will be spiritualy terminated.
    may the lord fullfils his words.
    for your information,and encouragement.

    yours sincerely,
    JB Nawai

  2. Alex Babchin on April 10th, 2011 6:18 am

    The history shows that terrorist groups across the border can start war actions any time and without any reason provided from outside. The offshore gas exploration in the disputed area will provide the reason for prolong hostilities.
    Israel should look at the enormous oil shale deposit located within undisputed political borders. At the current price of $113 per barrel of crude oil the country pays above $10 billions per year for oil import. Spending half of this amount the nation can extract this oil internally, creating petrochemical industry in Negev along with well paid jobs for under employed population. Alex Babchin

  3. Alfonz Shmedlap on April 10th, 2011 1:17 pm

    Su., 04/10/11 common era

    G-d is setting up the G-d haters and Jew haters for their permanent anihilation.

    It’s just plain dumb to try to mess with Him!

  4. mark on April 10th, 2011 7:22 pm

    Go for the gas, The demonic neighbors will ALWAYS find some thing to hate us over , if not gas then anything else. they are still hateful because the one true G-d of the olam gave this land to Avraham & his desendents forever.

  5. elijah Leong on April 12th, 2011 12:48 am

    Thanks for the very important information. I’m sharing with my friends and collegues at office – purpose is to show them the accuracy and authenticity of God’s words, the Bible.
    God bless you all; and give you great success in your venture. Praying for you guys. Take care.
    For His Glory;
    Elijah Leong

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