Israel’s Undersea Gas Bonanza May Spur Mideastern Strife
May 21, 2012
Commentary by: Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Egyptian-Israeli relations
“Egypt’s decision last month to stop selling natural gas to Israel could be a harbinger of increasingly confrontational Egyptian-Israeli relations, an indication of a worsening Egyptian economy, or both.
In any case, the end of the arrangement, which provided 40 percent of Israel’s supply, suggests the need for more Israeli creative thinking and assertive diplomacy — not with Egypt but, counterintuitively, with Turkey and Lebanon.”