Netanyahu after Court throws wrench into gas deal: Gov’t must be given tools to govern

Just days after the High Court of Justice struck down the government’s natural gas deal, a signature feature of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s economic policies, the premier told the cabinet on Sunday that the economy must be trimmed of over-regulation.

Economic growth, he said, happens through opening markets to Israeli exports – something he said the government is doing through negotiating trade agreements with China and Japan – and also through “extracting the gas from the water.”


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