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April 23, 2012 8:55 am

Netanyahu Plays Down Egypt Gas Cutoff, Israel Will Be “Totally Energy Independent”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in his first comments about the cutoff of Egyptian gas to Israel, played it down Monday, saying it was the result of a commercial dispute.

“We don’t see this gas cutoff as something that is born out of political developments,” he told a group of Israel Bonds leaders on Monday. “This is actually a business dispute between the Israeli company and the Egyptian company.”

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