When Golda Mier, Isrsael's Prime Minister back in the 1960s complained "Why did God lead us to the one place in the middle east where there was no oil and comedian Jackie Mason wisecracked, "What idiot put our oil underr their sand," neither knew how wrong they were.
As the green lobby revs up for a good wail and gnash of teeth about fracking shale gas reserves the Israeli's are finding that for decades they have been sitting on the biggest oil bonanza since Jed Clampitt struck lucky in The Beverley Hillbillies.
What will this mean to middle east politics? Read Ian P-J: Tensions Boil As Israeli Oil Riches Grow
One think's for sure; those green meanies are going to be getting even more anti Semitic