Complete nonsense. Jordan Valley never had any water resources. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. L. Brnd
    • 08.03.11 | 15:31 (IST)

    Typical of the Big Lie nonsense you read from "talkbackers" attacking Israel. By the time the Jordan River reaches the northern boundary of the "West Bank" it is too saline to be useable for agriculture or drinking, and has been so for a century. Look at a map or a satellite photo - NO Arab villages along its Western banks, its a total desert. In the 1960's, when the W. Bank was in Jordanian hands, they diverted the headwaters of the Jordan to the "East Ghor Canal", watering the eastern bank of the Jordan River in Jordan, insuring the W. Bank side would remain empty, undevelopable desert. Has zero to do with Israel. Today both Jordan and the PA's W. Bank (and Gaza under Hamas) depend on imported Israeli water supplies which originate from the Galillee, far, far north of the Jordan River Valley and 100% inside pre-1967 Israel. Its NOT "all about water", that is laughable made-up nonsense. Anybody who has been there knows that, and is laughing at you with me.

    from the article: Netanyahu: If enemy rockets get to Jordan Valley, all of Israel will be a target
    First published 13:21 08.03.11 | Last updated 13:21 08.03.11
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