In Transferring 'Burden' to JNF, Israel Is Privatizing Nature Preservation

By transferring responsibility for Israel's Nature and Parks Authority to the JNF, the government – particularly Moshe Kahlon – has conveyed that supporting the country's threatened ecosystems is of little importance.

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The Israeli government recently decided to stop funding the Nature and Parks Authority and instead transfer this "burden" to the Jewish National Fund. In recent negotiations, the government told the veteran...