Israel is a country that I am far more likely to be found defending than criticizing, but even for a lover of Israel like me, the way that country has shaken down the private companies who have successfully explored natural gas fields there is nothing short of outrageous. The Israeli publication Mida has an interview with Bini Zomer, Noble Energy's country manager for Israel, that sheds some light on the situation, which involves retroactive and confiscatory taxation as well as antitrust accusations: "There's this notion that corporations are anti-regulation. We're not. Unregulated environments are the hardest to operate in. We want regulation, but we want the regulations to be known, stable, and in consonance with best practices around the world."
The interview may be a bit hard to follow if you haven't been following all the twists and turns of the situation, but it at least provides a flavor of what has been going on.