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Major Natural Gas Find in Israel

starofdavidIsrael National News reports a huge natural gas find in the Mediterranean Sea near Haifa.

Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor) said that the find was of “historic proportions,” and that it could change the face of Israel’s economy.

Eighty-seven billion cubic meters, or nearly 3.1 trillion cubic feet, of high-quality gas are estimated to be in three deposits in the Tamar Drilling site, which is named for Delek owner Yitzchak Teshuva’s granddaughter. Teshuva said that the find marks a “historic milestone and a great holiday for Israel,” and that he has no doubt it will “supply Israel’s energy needs for many decades to come.”

This is great news for Israel!

It’s also interesting in that it brought back memories of the books by Joel C. Rosenberg that I’ve been reading over the past few years.

The first book in his series about Middle East events and end-time prophecy starts with a major oil find in Israel. While this is not oil, it is a natural fuel, and a find of huge proportions.

Rosenberg, a Christian Jew, bases his books closely on archaeological finds, world events, and careful consideration of Biblical prophecy. It looks like he’s hit close to the mark once again!


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2 Responses to “Major Natural Gas Find in Israel”

  1. Such a supply of natural gas could change the dynamics of relations between Europe and Israel. Russia holds considerable power over European leaders with threats of shutting off natural gas supplies to the continent., as they have done to former Soviet states. The future of western civilization is inexorably tied to the fate of Israel. If Israel holds the resources that can save Europe from the threat of a stirring Russian bear, Europeans may find it in their interests to support Israel against the threats of Islamists, if only for economic reasons. I haven't read any of Rosenberg's books, but I think I should.

  2. Such a supply of natural gas could change the dynamics of relations between Europe and Israel. Russia holds considerable power over European leaders with threats of shutting off natural gas supplies to the continent., as they have done to former Soviet states. The future of western civilization is inexorably tied to the fate of Israel. If Israel holds the resources that can save Europe from the threat of a stirring Russian bear, Europeans may find it in their interests to support Israel against the threats of Islamists, if only for economic reasons. I haven't read any of Rosenberg's books, but I think I should.