The Negev - The Biblical Land of Kind David Far more bang for the buck. The costs of development, the costs of land etc etc are lower and the potential returns greater Thats where the clever money is going especially as Infrastructure gets so much better though there is a long way to go What could we do with $17bn? Build fast Rail Network N to S and E to W ie the Industrial heartland of the Negev to Ashdod, Build Beersheba International Airport, Build Beersheba Metro, add more Desalination capacity in Ashkelon, expand Universities of the Negev, expand Tourism, Agricultural Settlements, build new Kibbutzim and Moshavim..... This is the future!
India court gives New Delhi given 3 days to come up with plan to fight pollution (Reuters)
from the article: Settlements have cost Israel $17 billion, study finds