US Embassy silent on report it pressured MKs to vote for gas deal

The US Embassy did not respond to claims that Ambassador Dan Shapiro called Joint List MKs to lobby them to support a contentious natural gas deal that would benefit American company Noble Energy.

The office of MK Haneen Zoabi told The Jerusalem Post that she was not contacted by the embassy on this matter and that in any case the Joint List, an alliance of four parties including Zoabi’s Balad party, was sticking to its rejection of the current proposal for the natural gas sector.

Another Joint List MK didn’t respond to an inquiry from the Post.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/US-Embassy-silent-on-report-it-pressured-MKs-to-vote-for-gas-deal-407641

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