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Israel / Jordan Water Cooperation

Via Foreign Policy, commentary on how – despite deteriorating relations in recent years – Israel and Jordan should return to a history of cooperation on water resources: The recently announced peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain stop short of repairing the political damage inflicted on the region and keep the […]

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UAE and Israel Discuss Closer Cooperation in Food and Water Security

Via Future Directions International, a look at how the diplomatic reconciliation between UAE and Israel could lead to closer cooperation in food and water security: The Emirati Minister of State for Food Security and the Israeli Minister of Agriculture discussed opportunities for closer collaboration in achieving better food and water security. Both countries have made significant investments […]

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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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