Day: March 20, 2011


First of all, my son, see to it you are always camped upstream and your adversaries downstream — North American Indian Adage A.  Introduction – An Overview of the Study In recent years the water problem in Israel has been increasingly thrust onto the public agenda. Up until the early ’80s, debate on the subject […]

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Delusion of desalination

West Bank, Golan withdrawals would put Israel’s water supply at risk. The latest report from Mekorot, Israel’s national water corporation, published a few days ago, starkly underscores the nation’s grave hydro-strategic position i.e. its rapidly dwindling supply of water. This is a shortage that is swiftly – but not unexpectedly – developing into an acute […]

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Amnesty’s travesty

The Israeli occupation changed local agriculture profoundly. It introduced modern technology, including mechanization, precision tillage, pest control, plastic covering of crops for temperature control, high yielding varieties, postharvest processing of produce, marketing and export outlets. It also introduced efficient methods of irrigation, including sprinkler and especially drip irrigation. Consequently, output increased greatly, and farming was […]

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