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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
April 15, 2011 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
 
Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

333-131875
20-0065053
 (Commission File Number)
 (IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
6510 Abrams Road, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75231
 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 214-221-4610
 
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

In connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Company”), the Company’s Board of Directors, at the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, on April 15, 2011, has determined to adjust the compensation payable to Ilan Sheena.  Mr. Sheena has been employed by the Company since October 2009 and is currently employed under the terms of an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement dated as of January 1, 2010 (the “Employment Agreement”). Prior to his appointment on March 31, 2011, as Chief Financial Officer, he served as Vice President and Managing Director of the Company's Israel Branch. Mr. Sheena will continue to reside in Israel.

Effective April 1, 2011, Mr. Sheena’s base salary under the Employment Agreement has been increased to $144,000 per annum and, in connection with his appointment, Mr. Sheena is entitled to options (the “Options”) under the Company’s 2005 Stock Option Plan to purchase, in respect of each employment year, up to 7,500 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, which options are scheduled to vest in quarterly installments of 1,875 Options. The Employment Agreement also contains customary non-solicitation provisions.

Mr. Sheena can terminate the employment agreement and the relationship thereunder at any time upon 60 business days' notice. The Company is entitled to terminate the agreement at any time, for any reason other than "Cause" (as defined the employment agreement), in which case, Mr. Sheena will be entitled to the greater of three months’ salary (and related social benefits) or severance payments then payable under Israeli law.

The Company and Mr. Sheena are in the process of finalizing the terms of a new employment agreement to reflect his new position.

ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
 
Exhibits

None

 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereto duly authorized.
 
Date: April 21, 2011

Zion Oil and Gas, Inc.
   
By:
/s/ Richard J. Rinberg
   
Richard J. Rinberg
Chief Executive Officer