Pumping up hysteria after Israel-Jordan gas dealOctober 18, 2016

Activists in Jordan have resorted to using art and music as a form of protest after Jordan signed a deal to import gas from Israel.

On Sunday, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ Jordanian branch organised an event featuring stand-up comedians and music to express their discontent at the deal.


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‘Algeria, Jordan in discussions over potential gas deal’October 18, 2016

Algeria’s Sonatrach will provide Jordan with an offer detailing the prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) it plans to supply to the Kingdom to cover part of its needs of LNG, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

The ministry said on Tuesday that meetings were held recently between Jordanian and Algerian officials to look into means to put into implementation a memorandum of understanding"...

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Energy-short Jordan adds to securityOctober 17, 2016

Adding to Jordan’s LNG import facility comes a cross-border pipeline gas contract between its power generator and the partners in the eastern Mediterranean Leviathan field.

Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (Nepco) signed a controversial agreement to import around 3bn m³/yr of gas from the Leviathan field owners, offshore Israel, September 26. The 15-year, Brent crude-linked deal is valued by US producer Noble Energy, the principal"...

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Protesters demonstrate against Israeli gas dealOctober 16, 2016

A march set out after Friday prayer from Al Husseini Mosque to Al Nakhil Square in downtown Amman, to protest against the agreement to import gas from Israel, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Hundreds of protesters took part in the march, raising Jordanian flags and chanting slogans to protest the recent gas deal between Jordan’s National Electric Power Company and Noble Energy, a Houston-based company that holds the largest share in the"...

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Jordanian BDS activists reject gas deal with Israel October 12, 2016

Jordan BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) expresses outrage and absolute opposition to the signing of the gas deal between Jordan and Israel.

The deal which was signed on September 26th, 2016 between Nobel Energy on behalf of the Israeli side and The National Electric Power Company Ltd. (NEPCO) on behalf of Jordan to import gas from the Leviathan field off the shores of Haifa goes into effect in 2019. By which Israel will supply"...

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UJ students launch anti-normalisation campaign to protest Israel gas dealOctober 10, 2016

University of Jordan (UJ) activists on Sunday launched a campaign of anti-normalisation activities to engage students in the political and economic aspects of the recent gas deal with Israel.

The campaign will use protests, marches, debates, conferences and talks with political figures to raise students’ political awareness, said Anas Hussein, the spokesperson for the Student Coalition for the Cancellation of the Gas Deal.


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Protests against Jordan-Israel gas deal continueOctober 8, 2016

Jordanians continued their protests against their government’s natural gas deal with Israel, Safa news agency reported on Friday. Calls were again made for the $10 billion deal, signed at the end of September, to be cancelled.

Among a number of student protests, a sit-in was organised at the Faculty of Technological Engineering at the University of Jordan.


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Blackout planned Friday to protest gas deal with Israel October 8, 2016

Activists on Tuesday called on Jordanians to turn off their lights for one hour on Friday to protest the recent gas deal between Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and Israel.

“On Friday, we will turn off electrical appliances and anything related to wired devices. This will not affect [NEPCO’s] profit, we are aware of that, but at least we"...

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Jordanians protest against natural gas deal with IsraelOctober 8, 2016

Hundreds of Jordanians have staged a rally in central Amman in protest at a multi-billion-dollar deal struck last month to import natural gas from Israel.

The protesters gathered in front of the Professional Associations Complex building following Friday prayers, carrying banners and chanting slogans in condemnation of the accord, Arabic-language Ammon news website reported.


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Jordan defends Israel gas deal following opposition at homeOctober 5, 2016

Jordan on Monday defended its deal to buy Israeli natural gas that has stirred public opposition, insisting the accord would not leave the Arab country reliant on the Jewish state.

Information Minister Mohamed Momani, who is also government spokesman, told Jordanian television that the deal would cut US$600 million a year from the state's energy bill.


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