Israel's prime minister: Med pipeline would be 'revolution'

Israel's first female ultra-Orthodox pilot will ferry Netanyahu to Greece

Netanyahu, for his part, expressed high hopes for the planned pipeline which, Israel hopes, will export much of its newly discovered gas reserves to Europe.

"We agreed to expedite our joint actions concerning our agreement on the construction of a large project which will offer new prospects of economic cooperation in the eastern Mediterranean", Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at a press conference with Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. "Now it's becoming real".

Netanyahu met with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Thursday to promote plans for an ambitious Mediterranean undersea natural gas pipeline project, in a bid by his country to become a key European energy supplier. It seems promising, and we're going to look further into it, but it would connect our three countries and Italy.

Once frosty, Israel's ties with Greece and Cyprus have markedly improved in recent years, coinciding with a spat between Israel and regional rival Turkey.

Tsipras called for a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations toward a two-state solution, and stressed the right of Israelis - "like other people in the region" - to live in safety.

"Instead of taking Netanyahu to the court for his crimes against us and not abiding by global law, he is to be received on the Greek land to sell the stolen Palestinian gas and to build a coalition against you and us", she declared in the video.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu honored the Greek Jewish community lost during the Holocaust at the dedication of a site to build a Holocaust museum in Salonika. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Almost the entire pre-war Jewish community of 60,000 Jews in the city was wiped out during the Holocaust.

"We would swap our prime minister for a Palestinian activist", protest organizer Petros Gotsis said.

Derek Gatopoulos in Athens, Greece and Menelaos Hadjicostis in Nicosia, Cyprus contributed.

Israel-Greece G2G Consultation in Thessaloniki, June 15, 2017.



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