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Israel’s Energy Challenge: Gas for Peace or Gas for Prosperity?


Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:00

Join Simon Henderson, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, at the Jewish Community Center. The discovery and exploitation of natural gas under the Mediterranean Sea is changing Israel’s economy.  Although small in world terms, the volumes of gas are huge for Israel and are much more than it can use domestically.  And there is probably more gas and perhaps oil to be discovered.  Potential deals to supply gas are being negotiated with the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Jordan.  What does this mean for the peace process?  And how important are export deals to Europe via pipeline or to Egypt, where the gas can be liquefied and then exported, using specially-built tankers, anywhere in the world?

When: November 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Location: Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.

Speaker Bio:

Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Institute's Gulf and Energy Policy Program, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.  A former journalist with Financial Times, Mr. Henderson has also worked as a consultant advising corporations and governments on the Persian Gulf.