Who Is Tapping Israel’s Water Sources for Profit?

The sale of mineral water bottler Mayanot Eden to a foreign investment fund has reawakened concerns about who profits from Israel’s natural resources.

The tranquillity of the Salukia Spring in the Golan Heights belies the uproar that arose over it this month, when Ron and Yehuda Naftali sold their 70% controlling stake in Mayanot Eden, the company that taps the spring for its Mey Eden mineral water, to Rhone Capital, a foreign private equity firm.