Israel Gives Green Light for Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal

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Israel, JERUSALEM

Israel is heralding its decision this week to go ahead with the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project as pivotal for peace-building, but environmentalists still question the project’s science.

Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation Silvan Shalom announced the country’s intention to go forward with the project on July 3, after a meeting with World Bank representatives and govenrment officials.