Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday announced a major deal between his government and a consortium including US firm Noble Energy on natural gas production in the Mediterranean Sea.
Political risks however remain, including a possible vote in parliament, where Netanyahu holds only a one-seat majority.
“The agreement will bring in hundreds of billions of shekels (tens of billions of dollars) to Israeli citizens over the coming years,” Netanyahu said in a televised statement, without providing details.
“I shall bring this agreement to the cabinet on Sunday. I’m sure it will pass by a large majority of votes.”