Desert storm brewing over Israel's planned railway line to Eilat
Planners are due to decide on one of Israel's biggest infrastructure projects and, as usual, the dispute turns on money - at least NIS 5 billion.
Government planners will be deciding within a few weeks how one of Israel’s biggest-ever infrastructure projects will affect one of the country’s most important and unique natural regions. Green-minded organizations argue that a sectionof the planned railway line to Eilat will have a serious impact on the landscape, flora and fauna. They would like the section to run mostly through tunnels − which would add at...
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