February 10, 2014

Israel's Fortune Is Putin's Horror

Arthur Herman, New York Post

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If you think Vladimir Putin has enough worries on his plate dealing with the Sochi Olympics debacle, the turmoil in Ukraine and Russia’s sputtering economy, think again. A new potential source of trouble is brewing out in the eastern Mediterranean — one that could not only undermine Putin’s efforts to rebuild Russia’s influence in the Middle East, but his current strong hand in Europe.

The threat: Israel’s recently discovered offshore gas deposits — one of the biggest global finds of the past decade.

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