Israel quickly looses its beautiful, old landscape and Israelis don't seem to care - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ernst
    • 03.01.13 | 12:25 (IST)

    I was in Israel last week after two years absence. I was shocked by the enormous destruction of the landscape. gigantic highways (431) suddenly cross previously unique landscapes. Monsterous highrises are put in areas that ten years ago were uninhabited. Israel today looks like a US state, highways, shopping malls, garbage scattered over the last remaining gren areas and chaotic urban planning, and rising above all you see big signs of MacDonalds and Superpharm. Yak! I cannot believe why Israelis accept this self destruction. Wasn't Israel the dream come true, the miracle after 2000 years of diaspora?'Didn't thousands of men and women die to protect this unique country? And then treat it with such contempt? Why then destroy the last remaining pardesim, orange grooves in sted of (finally) building the cities of the Negev or densifying the cities? Where is the respect for your own land?

    from the article: Urban sprawl threatens Israel's open spaces
    First published 05:14 03.01.13 | Last updated 05:14 03.01.13
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