ISRAEL - Undersea Cable to Europe and Gulf

Arno Froese

Israel is advancing plans for the construction of an underwater electricity cable project to meet growing energy needs in the center and north of the country and to link the country’s electricity network to power grids in Europe and countries in the Gulf region.

According to the subsea cable project plan, the possibility of connecting Israel’s electricity network to power grids in Europe via Cyprus and Greece will be advanced, as well as the option of connecting to Gulf countries through Jordan and Egypt, the ministry said.

The project is part of a broader vision by Energy and Infrastructure Minister Israel Katz to turn Israel into an energy power and an energy bridge connecting East and West while strengthening its international status.

Separately, state-owned energy group EAPC (Europe Asia Pipeline Co.) announced that it has reached an agreement with the Israeli government to build a 254-kilometer (158-mile) fiber optic cable between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea as part of a national project to turn Israel into a communications hub and corridor for data transmission in the Middle East, connecting Europe to the Gulf states and Asia. The fiber optic infrastructure will be built along EAPC’s oil pipeline between the Mediterranean port of Ashkelon and the Red Sea port of Eilat., 4 July 2023

Arno's Commentary

When reading Hosea, we notice that in chapter 2, the words “I will” appear 23 times. The last verse reads: “And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God” (v. 23). “I will say to them which were not my people” is sometimes misinterpreted as meaning it speaks to the Church. The Tanakh makes it clear: “And I will sow her for Me in the land, and I will have compassion upon the unpitied one, and I will say to them that are not My people, ‘You are My people,’ and they shall say, ‘[You are] my God’” (Hosea 2:25 – Tanakh verses numbered differently). This clearly reveals God’s act of grace; God says, “You are my people,” and they respond, “You are my God.” 

When the Church is gone, Israel’s spiritual protection is no longer active. Then God will intervene supernaturally. 

The excerpt we publish from Times of Israel shows Israel developing as an international hub; in this case, for energy. Again, this reinforces the manifested fact that the world is already united. We may view planet earth as one gigantic factory, with each country depending on the other. Israel does have the knowledge, the technology, and the infrastructure to emerge as one of the most important energy dominators on planet earth. 

Again, we emphasize that this is temporary. Real peace, real prosperity, and real security will only come when Israel—due to God’s grace—will say, “Thou art my God” (Hosea 2:23b).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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