No Tess, it is simply that Israel's emergency footing takes precedence over everything, including long-term planning for how to manage industrial waste - or any other waste for that matter, or long-term planning itself for that matter. That is the reason why we have an alp of garbage near the airport, for instance, even though scavenging birds sometimes fly into airline motors and cause - excuse the pun - a bit of a flap in air traffic control. You have to live here to understand how seemingly mutually exclusive ahavat eretz yisrael and profligate negligence regarding the hygiene of our environment can coexist in the same patriotic heart.
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from the article: Study: Israel is biggest polluter in eastern Mediterranean