With no gas flowing from Egypt, Gilad Erdan was forced to approve Israel Electric Corporation’s use of polluting fuel, diesel oil.
The first direct effects of the Egyptian upheaval on Israel was avoided Thursday after the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) asked for and received permission from Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan to run their turbines on polluting fuel and diesel oil on Saturday instead of natural gas.
A few months ago, Erdan issued orders preventing the IEC from burning the more highly polluting fuels without his express permission.
The IEC was concerned it would not be able to meet the demand over the weekend because the supply of natural gas from Egypt had yet to resume, and the domestic supply was going to be temporarily disrupted.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
To believe that the revolution in Egypt will lead to more love for the state of Israel, is wishful thinking.
The Arab Palestinians have already made it a criminal act to trade with Jews. Soon Egypt will follow suit.
The refusal to sell more natural gas to Israel is just the beginning of the end. Just before the Messiah returns, Israel shall be in deep distress, and be forced into a false peace.
For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
Written by Ivar