Massive financial windfall for Israel, natural gas pipeline from there to Europe

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JNS: An agreement has been reached to lay a gas pipeline connecting Israel and European countries, Hadashot TV reported on Saturday night.

The agreement has been signed by Israel, Greece, Italy and Cyprus, with the backing of the European Union, according to the report.

The pipeline would be the world’s longest and deepest underground gas pipeline, 2,000 kilometers long and 3.5 kilometers deep, and will connect these four countries and allow Israel to export gas to the Balkans and Central Europe. more …

Opinion: It is now clear why Russia is blaming Israel for the September 18 shoot down of a Russian jet over Syria killing all 15 Russians aboard.

In an amazing twist, Vladimir Putin first blamed Syria (here) for the attack even calling it “a chain of tragic circumstances, because the Israeli plane didn’t shoot down our jet.”  

In a stunning reversal on September 23, the Wall Street headline “Russia Rejects Israel’s Denial Over Plane Shot Down by Syria” changed the calculus to one of open Russian hostility (here).

The Breaking Israel News headline December 7, 2017 (here) “Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and EU Sign on to World’s Longest Natural Gas Pipeline” was a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for construction of the pipeline.

That Russia’s fragile economy is based on oil and gas sales to Europe is no doubt making Vladimir Putin very unhappy about competition:

“On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty …” (Ezekiel 38:10-12).

Most energy analysts agree that a major part of Israel’s great wealth is the Leviathan gas field which sits just offshore from Gaza.

In 2010 the Leviathan discovery was called the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometers of the eastern Mediterranean region.

When coupled with Tamar field, in the same location, discovered one year earlier, they give Israel the potential to become a net energy exporter. Since Russia’s economy depends on oil and gas sales, Putin will not tolerate competition for his government majority-owned oil and gas giant Gazprom to lose its biggest customer.

Keep in mind that according to Ezekiel, the Russian attack cannot happen until Israel is living in peace and safety. There are 3 wars prophesied to take the world to the end of the age and the return of Jesus Christ, Ezekiel’s war is second:

  • Psalm 83
  • Ezekiel 38-39
  • Daniel 11:40-45

For more on the three end time wars see Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 6 here and chapter 8 ‘The War of Armageddon’ here.

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