The good days of a green Israel track record are long gone - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 17.10.07 | 11:33 (IST)

    Forgotten are the days of jubilee when it was declared in 2000 that Israel was one of a handful of nations whose tree population had actually increased in the past century. Our ecological score sheet is in tatters. The laws governing the ablution of our water bodies and the institutions charged with overseeing these measures are two parts of the same sad joke. It is telling of the overall cleanliness culture (or lack thereof) that I have never, in any country I have lived in or visited, seen so many people on the street discard rubbish without a second thought. My old man was Shayetet (curiously enough on Gadi Sukenic's team) and thank God he never dived in the Kishon. This is embarrassing

    from the article: Study: Israel is biggest polluter in eastern Mediterranean
    First published 00:00 17.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.10.07
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