Israel's new role as a producer and exporter of energy affects its political standing in even more unusual ways.
In Jordan, a Zarqa University student who was protesting the sale of Israeli gas to the kingdom was suspended from his university for a semester for his T-shirt that said "The enemy's gas is occupation."
The university said that the student's protest and T-shirt affected the university's security and violated regulations. (A university spokesperson said that the student had violated regulations previously, leading to the suspension.)
The idea that an anti-Israel protest could lead to a student's suspension from an Arab university would have been unthinkable a very short time ago.
(h/t Ibn Boutros)