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Israel Urged To Stop "Hoarding" The Jordan River

NORWICH

Two areas farmed by Israelis for more than 50 years have recently been returned to neighbouring Jordan. The return of the lands was made possible by remarkably far-sighted clauses inserted in a 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel. Unfortunately, the parts of the same agreement concerning water could not be more myopic, and ensure that one of the most arid countries in the world – Jordan – remains parched.

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