Israeli Greens Worry Plans for Five New Negev Towns Will Destoy Landscape

Society for Protection of Nature in Israel criticizes Housing Ministry’s call to establish new communities in south.

The Housing and Construction Ministry is promoting the establishment of five new communities along the Be’er Sheva-Dimona highway to house personnel from the army bases that the Israel Defense Forces is currently building in the Negev. The plan, however, has received strong objections from environmentalists. The Society for the Protection of Nature says the...