But you do to get it to India or China.
Just realised you're from Dunedin, NZ? I was there when I worked on cruise ships. Lovely place! All the best bits of Scotland, and then some! ;)
Also forgetting that Israel did win Sinai, after defeating Egypt, and could have taken at least a stake in Suez, but didn't. Sinan also has the most accessible oil in the region. What did Israel do with conquered territory of Sinai?
I've been drilling for oil there, between Israel and Cyprus. Over 2000 m water depth, and not very productive fields. Need very high price per barrel to make it worth it. Also, canals are good, but Jordanian-Israeli relations? Ever sailed up to Aqaba? 😁
there are no coincidences.