Chuck Spinney: Israel, Water, & Palestine

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

Access to water is one of the most fundamental and least discussed issues underpinning the Israeli – Palestinian conflict (as well as the recurring pattern of Israel’s conflicts with Syria and Lebanon).  Control of the West Bank’s water resources is intimately tied into the growing pattern of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and, if left unchecked, Israel’s inevitable annexation of Area C (60%) of the West Bank (thereby formalizing the Gazification of Areas A&B).   Water resources are also intimately woven into pattern of destruction in Israel’s siege of the Gaza ghetto.

Most Americans remain unaware of water’s central importance in this conflict. Yet a fair and equitable solution to this issue is a necessary albeit not sufficient condition for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on terms that do not sow the seeds for future conflict.

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Jun 21

Chuck Spinney: The Palestinian Question: Why the Two-State Solution is Kaput Water and the Creeping Annexation of the West Bank

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

The Palestinian Question: Why the Two-State Solution is Kaput

Water and the Creeping Annexation of the West Bank

So Israel’s creeping annexation of the West Bank and its lock of the West Bank’s water resources will continue unabated, in part financed by tax deductible donations from the US, and propped up by increased military aid.

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Apr 22

Berto Jongman: Water Inequality Leading to Global Disaster

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Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Scientists say we’re in for a “global disaster” if we don’t solve water inequality

Scientists looking at over a decade of data from NASA satellites have found a startling pattern: All over the world, wet regions are becoming wetter, while dry regions grow drier.

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Feb 25