Sources: Israelnationalnews.com, arutz-sheva The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in US policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American Alan Gross and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the US.
- Israeli regulator opposes Noble, Delek’s control of Leviathan gas field
Reuters (Tuesday 23rd) reported beginning this week that Israel’s competition regulator recommended on Tuesday breaking up what it says is a monopoly control of the country’s offshore gas reserves by Noble Energy and Delek Group, who together hold 85 percent of the giant Leviathan field.
The decision puts in doubt current development plans for Leviathan, the huge deepwater gas field discovered four years ago off the Israeli coast, hitting the share prices of all the local partners in Leviathan.