Discovery of oil in ISRAEL means the Jewish state could soon produce ‘significant quantities’ of ‘black gold‘… and potentially change the face of the Middle East.
Vast oil reserves have been discovered in Israel that could transform the country into world energy power and change the face of the Middle East for years to come.
Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, said the breakthrough came in the Golan Heights, near the border with Syria.
Yuval Bartov, the firm’s chief geologist, said there was ‘enormous excitement’ about the immense wealth it could bring to the Jewish state, which has long yearned for its own resource of ‘black gold’. SOURCE MAURICE BOLAND BLOG.
The Golan Heights(Arabic: هضبة الجولان Haḍbatu ‘l-Jawlān or مرتفعات الجولان Murtafaʻātu l-Jawlān, Hebrew: רמת הגולן, Ramat HaGolan (audio) (help·info)), or simply the Golan or the Syrian Golan, is a region in the Levant. The western two-thirds of the Golan Heights are occupied and administrated by Israel, whereas the eastern third is controlled by Syria, with the UNDOF maintaining a buffer zone in between, to implement the ceasefire of the Purple Line.
The region defined as the Golan Heights is different in different disciplines:
- As a geological and biogeographical region, the Golan Heights is a basaltic plateau bordered by the Yarmouk River in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Hula Valley in the west, the Anti-Lebanon with Mount Hermon in the north and Wadi Raqqad in the east.
- As a geopolitical region, the Golan Heights is the area captured from Syria and occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War, territory which Israel annexed in 1981. This region includes the western two-thirds of the geological Golan Heights, as well as the Israeli-occupied part of Mount Hermon.
The earliest evidence of human habitation dates to the Upper Paleolithic period. According to the Bible, the Amorite Kingdom in Bashan was conquered by Israelites during the reign of King Og. Throughout the Old Testament period, the Golan was “the focus of a power struggle between the Kings of Israel and the Aramaeans who were based near modern-day Damascus.” The Itureans, an Arab or Aramaic people, settled there in the 2nd century BCE and remained until the end of the Byzantine period. Organized Jewish settlement in the region came to an end in 636 CE when it was conquered by Arabs under Umar Ibn al-Khattāb. In the 16th century, the Golan was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and was part of the Vilayet of Damascus until it was transferred to French control in 1918. When the mandate terminated in 1946, it became part of the newly independent Syrian Arab Republic.
Internationally recognized as Syrian territory, the Golan Heights has been occupied and administered by Israel since 1967. It was captured during the 1967 Six-Day War, establishing the Purple Line.
On 19 June 1967, the Israeli cabinet voted to return the Golan to Syria in exchange for a peace agreement, although this was rejected after the Khartoum Resolution of 1 September 1967. In the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Syria tried but failed to recapture the Golan, Israel agreed to return about 5% of the territory to Syrian civilian control. This part was incorporated into a demilitarized zone that runs along the ceasefire line and extends eastward. This strip is under the military control of UNDOF.
Construction of Israeli settlements began in the remainder of the territory held by Israel, which was under military administration until Israel passed the Golan Heights Law extending Israeli law and administration throughout the territory in 1981. This move was condemned by the United Nations Security Council in UN Resolution 497, which said that “the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction, and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect.” Israel states it has a right to retain the Golan, citing the text of UN Resolution 242, which calls for “safe and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force”. However, the international community rejects Israeli claims to title to the territory and regards it as sovereign Syrian territory. That said, the atrocities of the Syrian Civil War and the rise of the so-called Islamic State group, which at times has controlled what was the Syrian-administered Golan have added a new twist to the issue. In 2015, it was reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked US President Barack Obama to recognize Israeli claims to the territory because of these recent ISISactions and the fact that modern Syria has likely “disintegrated” beyond the point of reunification. The White House dismissed Netanyahu’s suggestion, stating that the president continues to support UN resolutions 242 and 497, and any alterations of this policy could strain American alliances with Western-backed Syrian rebel groups.
Historically, Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, and Ehud Olmert each stated that they were willing to exchange the Golan for peace with Syria. Later, in 2010, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman told Syria to abandon its “dreams” of recovering the Golan Heights. Approximately 10% of Syrian Golan Druze have accepted Israeli citizenship. According to the CIA World Factbook, as of 2010, “there are 41 Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.”
TOMIE JONES SAYS.- LET US IGNORE THE FACT THAT GOLAN HEIGHTS IS CAPTURED LAND AND SHOULD BE RETURNED TO SYRIA.It is in Israeli hands now and with the discovery of a large source of crude oil, it is likely to stay that way.
Now here is the rub, Israel gets 38 billion US aid plus other cash aid, materials etc from other countries. Israel has a wealth of innovative companies thanks to the funding they get, US funding.from pharmaceutical to military and more .all this thanks to the U S A funding since 1948, 69years. So now is the time when ISRAEL should become truly independent, no more funding because with their huge stolen oil fields in the Golan Heights they will not need it.”ha hahaha haha don,t be stupid tomie you think the Zionist Israeli Jew boys are going to stop taking the money, come on these are the chosen ones the sacred Zionist Jews who are going to enslave the rest of us to do their bidding.ISRAEL, S AIM IS TO MAKE ISRAEL GREAT AND THE SYRIAN WAR HAS BEEN A MOSSAD PLOT USING ISIS TO CAPTURE MORE OR ALL OF SYRIA, S LAND.THOUGH THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND MEN DO NOT WORK OUT AS THEY MAY HAVE WANTED BUT MARK MY WORDS THEY WILL NOT GIVE UP THE AID OR THEIR EMPIRE BUILDING.THE OBJECTIVE IS DESTABILIZATION OF THE MIDDLE EAST TO CREATE GREATER ISREAL.