JPost: The announcement Thursday that the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir will invest $3.75 billion in its development is a devastating blow to the BDS movement, Eli Groner, director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.
The development of Leviathan, which is scheduled to take about three years, constitutes both the largest energy project and financial investment in Israel in the country’s history.
- The natural gas reserve is estimated 122 trillion cubic feet – one of the world’s largest
- The largest section discovered so far, the Leviathan gas field, is believed to possibly contain, alongside natural gas, 4.2 billion barrels of oil
- Lebanon has declared that a portion of the Leviathan field falls into a 330-square-mile area that both countries claim as part of their protected economic zones.
- Cyprus signed a maritime border agreement with Israel in 2010, it has become the second main beneficiary of the gas boom.
- Turkey sees a possible gas export route through Cyprus and Greece as a threat to its own ambitions as a transit country feeding Caspian and Central Asian gas to the European market.
- The War of Gog and Magog will only take place when Israel has won a great war (Ezekiel 38:8) and is living in peace without bars and gates (Ezekiel 38:11)
- The War of Gog and Magog will be fought over Israel’s great wealth (Ezekiel 38:13)
Has there ever been a time when Israel was at peace? With 22 hostile neighbors comprised of over 1.7 billion Arabs compared to 6.5 million Jews, how is it possible that Israel will not only survive but thrive?
“I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 38:21-23