How Israel Intentionally Destroyed the Dead Sea

Everyone laments the vanishing of the Dead Sea. Yet discussions, articles and forecasts of decades ago show that every stage of the sea’s demise was actually anticipated in advance

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Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

“Anyone who wants to enjoy a voyage across the entire Dead Sea… should hurry and carry out his wish,” Haaretz reporter Y. Terizi wrote. “And those who want to tour the exotic places along the Dead Sea on the way and also the place called the ‘tongue’ should also make haste, for the sooner it’s done, the better. If not, within a few years you may not have the opportunity to enjoy all that… It is actually very possible that the whole of the Dead Sea will come to look very different from its present appearance and from the way it looked hundreds of thousands and millions of years ago.”

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