Jewish Press: A new natural gas reservoir has been discovered off Israel’s coast, giving another significant boost to Israel’s rapidly developing energy industry.
The Greek Energean Oil and Gas PLC company said Thursday that it is “pleased to announce that the Hermes exploration well has made a commercial gas discovery of between 7 and 15 billion cubic meters (BCM).”
The gas fields are not only important to Israel economically, but politically as well. In 2013, under the administration of then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli government decided that the country should export 40 percent of its gas production and invest the profits in economic development.
Israel has signed contracts to supply gas to Jordan and Egypt, and plans to build a pipeline through Cyprus to Greece to provide Europe with gas. Read More …
Opinion: “Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4
On January 18, 2022 the Biden administration informed Israel that it no longer supported the EastMed pipeline that had been approved by former President Donald Trump in 2020.
EastMed was scheduled to be completed in 2025, and would have made Israeli gas an alternative for Europe to free itself from the Russian stranglehold of the state run oil and gas giant Gazprom.
No way Biden was going to allow Trump to be a hero or let Israel prosper. God evidently has other plans with a 4000 year old prophecy:
“By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you
With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.” Genesis 49:25
And there are two more prophecies on deck:
From the article: The Hermes exploration well, at Block 31, is off Israel’s northern coast, just south of the Karish rig, which is being threatened by Lebanon’s Iranian proxy terror group, Hezbollah.
The company noted that the discovery at Hermes also increases the likelihood of gas findings in the nearby Poseidon and Orpheus fields.
Israel’s economy has received a significant enhancement from discoveries of the energy resource in around 20 Mediterranean gas fields.
On Wednesday, David Friedman, former US Ambassador to Israel lamented:
“We spent years trying to broker a deal between Israel and Lebanon on the disputed maritime gas fields. Got very close with proposed splits of 55-60% for Lebanon and 45-40% for Israel. No one then imagined 100% to Lebanon and 0% to Israel.”
The current Israeli PM Yair Lapid at first bent a knee to Joe Biden approving the worst possible deal for Israel on the Hermes gas field. But even 100% was not enough for Hezbollah, and Lapid has reportedly rejected the deal.
If several more lucrative potential gas fields are found, an all out Arab Palestinian war financed by Iran could be next:
“They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:4
When that fails, a Russian alliance will be lurking:
“ … Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?” Ezekiel 38:13
See Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 6 for more on Israel’s prophesied wars HERE