To match Insight ISRAEL-SECURITY/GAS

 
To match Insight ISRAEL-SECURITY/GAS
A man looks on as an Israeli navy boat maneuvers just outside the port of Ashdod in this June 5, 2010 file photograph. When Israeli economists contemplate their country's untapped natural gas finds far out in the Mediterranean, they dream of energy independence and lucrative export deals. Those charged with Israel's defense, however, worry that the navy - small and long a middling priority in budgets - may be hard put to protect the multinational drilling platforms and rigs out at sea. To match Insight ISRAEL-SECURITY/GAS REUTERS/Amir Cohen/Files (ISRAEL - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)