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Government approves re-drafted gas deal

Israeli Tamar gas rig
Israeli Tamar gas rig
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The Israeli government officially approved an altered version of the natural gas deal, after the deal's previous incarnation was controversially vetoed by the Supreme Court.

Under the new agreement, a clause forbidding subsequent governments from changing the deal for 10 years has been scrapped That clause has been replaced instead with a compromise text, which would mandate compensation to the US-led consortium purchasing the rights over the Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean, in the event that the deal was indeed changed by any future Israeli government. READ MORE