Israel Grants Oil Rights in Syria to Murdoch and Rothschild 67

Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights, to Genie Energy. Major shareholders of Genie Energy – which also has interests in shale gas in the United States and shale oil in Israel – include Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild. This from a 2010 Genie Energy press release:

Claude Pupkin, CEO of Genie Oil and Gas, commented, “Genie’s success will ultimately depend, in part, on access to the expertise of the oil and gas industry and to the financial markets. Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch are extremely well regarded by and connected to leaders in these sectors. Their guidance and participation will prove invaluable.”

“I am grateful to Howard Jonas and IDT for the opportunity to invest in this important initiative,” Lord Rothschild said. “Rupert Murdoch’s extraordinary achievements speak for themselves and we are very pleased he has agreed to be our partner. Genie Energy is making good technological progress to tap the world’s substantial oil shale deposits which could transform the future prospects of Israel, the Middle East and our allies around the world.”

For Israel to seek to exploit mineral reserves in the occupied Golan Heights is plainly illegal in international law. Japan was succesfully sued by Singapore before the International Court of Justice for exploitation of Singapore’s oil resources during the second world war. The argument has been made in international law that an occupying power is entitled to opeate oil wells which were previously functioning and operated by the sovereign power, in whose position the occupying power now stands. But there is absolutely no disagreement in the authorities and case law that the drilling of new wells – let alone fracking – by an occupying power is illegal.

Israel tried to make the same move twenty years ago but was forced to back down after a strong reaction from the Syrian government, which gained diplomatic support from the United States. Israel is now seeking to take advantage of the weakened Syrian state; this move perhaps casts a new light on recent Israeli bombings in Syria.

In a rational world, the involvement of Rothschild and Murdoch in this international criminal activity would show them not to be fit and proper persons to hold major commercial interests elsewhere, and action would be taken. Naturally, nothing of the kind will happen.

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67 thoughts on “Israel Grants Oil Rights in Syria to Murdoch and Rothschild

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  • Jon

    Oh dear, this thread has become a bit of a mess of anti-Jewish sentiment, hasn’t it? “Hitler had the right idea”, “megaton fireball over Tel Aviv” – one cannot speak out against the ills of Israeli foreign policy but be in favour of an annihilation of a whole people.

    (Four objectionable posts deleted, we do not tolerate openly racist posting here).

  • bruceb1

    It is not the Jewish people that cause the problems,any more than the American people. It is the cabal or Illuminati (banksters, Oil cabal, industrial/military complex, and their media mouthpiece of whom Murdoch is the leader)who are controlling the world. No one can become President of the US or PM of the UK unless they are approved by the Illuminati and do their bidding. Bring their dirty dealings out into the open and their power will soon evaporate. They were able to concentrate their power over the world through secrecy and wealth and mind control through the control of the media. The people of the world should take heart and know that “knowledge is power.”

  • Amir

    Why not argue for confiscation of the assets of the two gentlemen, Murdoch and Rothschild, by The State, thus preventing corruption from within, enriching the coffers of the government directly instead of through begging from the latter two gentleman. A direct percentage can be given to the people who assist in tracing those assets.

  • Ian Hodge

    The situation will not be resolved because of the Rothschild connection – they underpin the world’s biggest economies and are Zionists, and have been manipulating British and US foreign policy for two hundred years. How much did Murdoch borrow off them to buy his corrupt media empire?

  • desertspeaks

    How precisely does Israel grant anyone rights, IN SYRIA??? Israel has no right to grant anyone anything in Syria!!! It’s called an act of war! in violation of international law and the laws of nations!
    When will the world wake up to the crimes against humanity that is Israel?

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