Walter Russell Mead highlights Israel’s potential offshore natural-gas bonanza. He quotes from the Financial Times:
For decades a barren energy island, forced to import every drop of fuel, Israel today stands on the cusp of an economic revolution, fuelled by the vast riches that lie below its waters.
Or, to adapt a scene from Fiddler on the Roof:
Perchik: Hydrocarbon energy is the world’s curse.
Tevye: May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.