Leaders of Israel, Greece and Cyprus are due to sign an agreement in early January advancing a huge pipeline project to ship gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe. The move comes amid tensions with Turkey over its own activities in the area and a contentious maritime deal with Libya, expanding Ankara’s claims over a large gas-rich area of the sea. What is behind the Turkish announcement and  could it threaten the EastMed pipeline project? KAN reporter Naomi Segal put the question to Michael Harari, a former Israeli ambassador to Cyprus, and currently a policy fellow at Mitvim, the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.