You have two seafronts and don't use one of them. Of course Israels economy would get a much needed boost from shipping freight by train to Eilat and the Gulf of Aqaba. There is no environmental impact; anyone who's ridden that route would dismiss that out of hand. Of course, it would be subject to sabotage from the Sinai, given the collapse of Egyptian society.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)