The land Olmert was offering in the South Hebron hills and Wilderness is not of any real value. Sure, you can irrigate it if there's water. But there isn't enough to go round 11 million people and a population that is increasing considerably through immigration/aliyah. Kinneret is shrinking and the water table is sinking. The days are numbered for commercial farming in the Jordan Valley, it's too water-intensive (yes, even with drip irrigation). Ditto the northern Negev and this 150 sq km of Wilderness. The barely-populated Lachish salient (big dent to the west of Hebron/Beit Awwa) would be a more feasible parcel of land to swop. The barrier wall/fence is hard up against 8 Arab towns and villages there so it would be a welcome easing. Israel will sure need to come up with a better offer on this one.
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