[OPE-L:8706] Israel and Iraqi oil

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Thu Apr 03 2003 - 08:42:22 EST

The following story by Akiva Eldar reports on a plan
after the imposition of a "friendly post-war regime in 
Iraq"  to re-open a pipeline from the Northern Iraqi city
of  Mosul to Haifa which was closed in 1948 to supply 
Israel with an alternative to paying higher prices to have 
oil shipped in from Russia.   The Israeli National  
Infrastructure Minister, Joseph Partitzky,  believes  that 
the US will support that plan since it would deliver Iraqi 
oil directly to a Mediterranean port.

There is no discussion of the potentially explosive 
social and political consequences of such a development 
in the rest of  the Middle East.

In solidarity, Jerry

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