This sort of thing happens everywhere. No government seems able to resist the wishes/desires/demands of developers and the "extractive" industries. Israel is a small country and I would hate to see its few remaining undeveloped spaces be destroyed. I hope the citizens of Israel will do everything possible to stop these development projects.
Passport control employees at Ben Gurion airport to strike between 11 A.M. and 1 P.M. (Haaretz)
from the article: Destroying Israel's nature vote by vote