Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 47

24-Nov-2008

Egypt

Egyptian Court Orders Suspension Of Gas Exports To Israel

An Egyptian court ruling last week heightened the pressure on the government to halt gas exports to Israel, claiming that the Ministry of Petroleums decision to do so was unconstitutional. The Cairo administrative court said that the gas was a state resource which belongs not just to the present, but also to future generations, according to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, and that...