Why is Israel about the only place in the Middle East that does not have oil?

For as important as the land is to some of the largest religions why isn't there more to the land then things happened here? Why were the 'Chosen People' not given oil, trees, and other land resources?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Well, it is a tiny country. You know that, right? Besides, they do indeed have oil and natural gas reserves in shale, one of the largest undeveloped reserve in the world. And trees even grow there, believe it or not.

  • 8 years ago

    Well, for one thing, oil didn't become an important resource until the XIXnth century with the combustion engine and so forth...

    And then later on with plastic... a whole other reason oil is so important... think of a world without plastic for a second... the keyboard you're writing on is just a start...

    Back when the Bible was written, these were not important considerations. We live in a very different world today.

  • WRONG...

    Oil Is Getting Pumped From Iraq In Secret Pipelines...

    Largest US Embassy In The World Is In Iraq...

    9-11...Oil Grab...

  • LeKat!
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    8 years ago

    Both Israel and Lebanon don't have major oil rigs in their land – so it's not only about Israel. You should keep in mind that Israel is super tiny and it did recently find lots of natural gas along its coast line.

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  • 8 years ago

    they have found vast reserves of natural gas recently and it is enough to run the country 100 years. a company called zion oil is worth looking into as they have indicated they may have found quite a bit off shore. this is in the 200 mile territory at sea which if it is there will surely start a fight over who gets it.

  • 8 years ago

    At first, its really small, second of all Israel has a lot of natural gas,and most of it economy based on high techs and technology.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    israel is loaded with oil.

    olive oil.

    that's where the feds busted JC, at an old olive press.

    that stuff is worth more than crude oil.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    God used all the oil:

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It's small.....but it's green. Just watch flying in sometime.

  • 8 years ago

    They were given milk and honey instead.

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