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Palestine Is Not Short On Water – Just The Right To Use It

Via The Middle East Water Forum, commentary by Shaddad Attili , Palestine’s former Minister for Water: Palestine is not short on water – just the right to use it Israel’s control over the natural resources of the territories it occupies – whether in the Syrian Golan or in Palestine – has been one of the most […]

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Water Scarcity: The Most Severe Threat Facing MENA

Via The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, commentary on the water scarcity crisis in the Middle East/North Africa region: Water scarcity is one of the most pressing issues facing the international community today and has gained widespread attention recently due to the rise in global temperatures and the increase in water consumption in a number […]

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Jordan-Israel Tensions Could be Source of Conflict or Co-operation over Water Resources

Via Future Directions International, a report on water related tensions and opportunities between Jordan and Israel: Israel has met with surprise and concern the announcement that Jordan will not renewthe lease over two areas of land currently administered by Israel. The response from the Israeli Agriculture Minister, Uri Ariel, was especially strong, he threatened that Israel could […]

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Gaza’s Dying of Thirst

Via Daily Beast, an article on Gaza’s water system which is on the verge of “collapse”: Mohammed Nimnim carries the water for his family.  On a scorching late morning last summer, the 15-year-old pushed an old wheelchair piled high with empty plastic jugs through Gaza’s Shati (Beach) refugee camp.  He rattled past modest groceries, makeshift tire […]

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Peer To Peer Water Diplomacy: A Solution to the Iranian Water Crisis?

Via Future Directions International, some commentary on an interesting – yet potentially controversial – effort by Israel to help Iran mitigate its water crisis: Background In a previous Strategic Analysis Paper, this author described how the blame for Iran’s water crisis rests with the Islamic theocracy in Tehran. The reformation or removal of the regime itself is easier […]

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Israel’s New Desalination Plants Offset More Than Just Drought

Via Future Directions International, a look at Israel’s water security and desalination program: In early April this year, the Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water announced plans to build two new desalination plants. This year is Israel’s fifth year of drought and the introduction of two new desalination plants is a good example of its tenacious efforts […]

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