Those countries which enjoy a reasonable level of prosperity in the ME - apart from Israel - do so only because they were fortunate enough to have large oil reserves. Israel has prospered despite the fact that it has no oil. If the gulf states had not been blessed with "black gold" there is no reason to believe that they would be any less impoverished than Israel's immediate neighbours.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
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