A demonstration against the gas deal in Tel-Aviv

Supreme Court Rejects Netanyahu-Backed Natural Gas Deal

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected Sunday afternoon, March 27, Israel’s natural gas legislation which had been sponsored, lobbied for, and signed by neo-liberal Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The judges rejected the “stability clause,” a sine quo non for the entire plan – thus torpedoing it altogether. The stability clause prohibited the government and Knesset from changing…

PM Netanyahu and American Nobel Energy CEO Charles Davidson

Economic Affairs Committee: Gas Deal Should Not Advance

A majority in the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee voted on Monday, December 14, against activating Article 52 – the contentious legal clause that would allow neo-liberal Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move forward to privatize the country’s natural gas reserves. Although the committee’s recommendations are not legally binding, and as economy minister, Netanyahu can choose…