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No water shortage in Israel

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Submitted by Steven Sherman (Israel), May 9, 2015 at 02:30

As an agricultural worker in Israel, I know how important the change in Israel's water balance is to the country.

A few years ago we were taking out orchards and planting vineyards because there was no water to irrigate them. Now we are planting orchards (apples and nectarines), which have become more profitable than vineyards (thus are the vicissitudes of agriculture).

The amount of water being pumped from the Kinneret has been dramatically reduced and more water has been returned to nature. We are able to supply water to our neighbors - including the Palestinian territories (who occasionally actually pay for this water). The Iranians only have to use some good and new Israeli technology to solve their water shortages, but that is their problem.

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