JNF votes down fracking plan near Jerusalem
Cautious board members of the Jewish National Fund opposed a proposal to drill for shale oil on part of their land, south of Beit Shemesh. The energy company pushing the efforts dispute JNF's concerns.
The board of directors of the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund decided last week to oppose a plan to drill for shale oil in the area south of Beit Shemesh until it obtains more information about both the risks of fracking and the likely value of the project.
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