Tapping the Promised Land: Can Israel Be an Energy Giant? In 2009 an Israeli geologist discovered oil embedded in rock in the ground southwest of Jerusalem. There’s lots of it — and it could change the Middle East forever

April 30, 2013   Nir Elias / REUTERS A worker walks near an oil rig belonging to Zion Oil and Gas in Karkur, in northern Israel, on Oct. 17, 2010. Bartov works with Harold Vinegar, an oil-industry legend who during a career as chief scientist for Shell helped pioneer methods to basically melt oil out […]