Now Just a Pipe Dream: Biden Blows Up Israel–Europe Pipeline


Jewish Press: The Biden administration has abruptly withdrawn American support for the Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) pipeline, a project aimed at shipping natural gas from Israel to European markets. The White House said the project was antithetical to its “climate goals.”

In reaching its decision, which effectively kills EastMed, the White House appears to have caved to pressure from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has vociferously opposed the underwater pipeline because it would bypass Turkey.

Biden’s decision — reportedly coordinated with Turkey but reached without consulting Israel, Greece or Cyprus, the main countries involved in the project — undercuts three of the strongest American allies in the Mediterranean region.

The White House could not have chosen a less opportune moment to announce its decision. With tensions rising between Russia and Ukraine, Europe (which relies on Russia for approximately one-third of its natural gas supplies) is searching for alternative sources of gas to reduce its overreliance on Moscow.

The Biden administration’s decision also smacks of hypocrisy. The White House claims that it wants the Mediterranean region to transition to “clean energy,” but it recently announced its support for the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would double shipments of Russian natural gas to Germany. Read More ….

Opinion: And yet it was Donald Trump who was accused of Russian collusion!

I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

I can’t help but wonder what curses are coming to our nation. The EastMed pipeline would have been a boon to the Israeli economy, freedom from Russian energy tyranny in Europe, and a message to Turkey that supporting Hamas was/is a big mistake.

Hamas delegation tells Erdogan of Gaza's dire situation, Temple Mount 'danger' | The Times of Israel

Recep Erdogan is now free to betray Turkey’s NATO Membership as he cements ties with another enemy of the Jewish state:

Erdoğan and Putin reignite the bromance – POLITICO

From the article:

EastMed’s cancellation — variously described as a “disastrous decision,” a “strategic mistake” and an act of “appeasement” of Erdoğan — represents a major geopolitical victory for the Turkish strongman. Analysts worry that he will be emboldened to continue escalating tensions in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean in his quest to expand Turkish control over energy supply routes to Europe.

It is no accident that it is Israel not Turkey who is sitting on one of the largest energy reserves in the world:

“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.

The 2009 natural gas find in the Levant has placed Israel as a natural gas exporter that could one day cause Russia to attack

“They shall call the peoples to the mountain;
There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness;
For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas
And of treasures hidden in the sand.” Deuteronomy 33:19

In today’s numbers, the wealth of the Dead Sea minerals including vast amounts of potash would be at least $20 trillion, making the Dead Sea a perpetual source of wealth (Jewel Box) for Israel.

I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel” Isaiah 45:3.

The December 2016 Golan oil find (that nobody is talking about) could be the size of Saudi Arabia.

God bestowed the land of Israel with treasures of minerals, precious metals, and vast energy sources, that will one day force Russia and Turkey to form an alliance to take Israel’s wealth by force;

“Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?” Ezekiel 38:13 NIV