In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offers Italy gas and requests it recognizes Al-Quds as the capital of “Israel”.
La Repubblica, an Italian newspaper, published an interview on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ahead of his trip to Rome, where he underscored significant interest in offering economic support to Italy by supplying it with natural gas.
“I would like to see more economic cooperation,” the PM said, citing Italy and “Israel.”
“I believe a closer relationship with your companies will be positive for both sides,” Netanyahu argued before adding, “we have natural gas: we have plenty of it, and I would like to talk about how to bring it to Italy to support its economic growth.”
Later in the interview, the PM discussed “lessons from history” only to conclude that “the time has come for Rome to recognize Jerusalem as the ancestral capital of the Jewish people for three thousand years.”
In other words, Netanyahu outlined his suggested version of mutual interests and claimed that the reward for recognizing Al-Quds as “Israel’s” capital is a natural gas deal.