An intriguing pointer to one potentially significant benefit of the Iraq war for Israel was a report by the newspaper Haaretz on 31 March that minister for national infrastructures Joseph Paritzky was considering the possibility of reopening the long-defunct oil pipeline from Mosul to the Mediterranean port of Haifa. With Israel lacking energy resources of its own and depending on highly expensive oil from Russia, reopening the pipeline would transform its economy.
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A greater benefit might have resulted from investing a fraction as much money into developing better solar panels and batteries.
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