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Why is this pipeline bad for Israel?

Reader comment on item: An Israeli Gas Pipeline to Turkey? Bad Idea

Submitted by Kelly Haggar (United States), Dec 21, 2015 at 08:24

If the Israelis are doing OK w/o that revenue now, how would they become dependent on Turkey? Doesn't Turkey - - as with Germany? - - need the gas more than Israel needs to money? Isn't fear of Gaspom a big factor in Europe? Being held ransom for gas? Seems to me the pipeline would put the Turks in a weaker position.

Or I'm missing something in the relative economic strengths of the two countries. If so, someone set me straight.

Thx.

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The supplier of the fuel normally pays for the infrastructure, so the Israelis would be on the hook while the Turks could play with them at will.

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