A month before US President Barack Obama is due to visit Israel, the Israeli government has awarded the first license to drill for oil on the Golan Heights. The license covers half the area of the Golan from the latitude of Katzrin in the north to Tzemach in the south.There's a clear contrast between the settlement construction announcement referred to in the piece and this drilling license. Settlement construction for Jews only is part and parcel of the zionist project and carries a cost. This drilling business is all benefit and look who benefits, Murdoch, Rothschild, Cheney and a former Israeli minister, Effie Eitam.
And let's just see if Obama raises any objection to this exploitation of occupied territory by a multinational corporation acting in partnership with the State of Israel.
And another and. And I wonder if Israel's recent bombing of Syria had anything to do with this or was that another coincidence? Perhaps it was, I just don't want to ignore it.