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Uri Saguy and Water Rights

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Submitted by Ben (United States), Aug 18, 2006 at 14:37

Once again we hear inflammatory statements from a totally uncredible source: water industry executive Uri Saguy. Seeing as the supposed conversation involves a water source (The Sea of Galilee) which is being practically drained dry by the company he now works for, I find it hardly striking that he might accuse a party which he obviously opposed as wanting to deprive Israel of land, and water.

Mr. Clinton as well is highly suspect; if anything is clear about his "peace process," it's that, unlike Jimmy Carter, he was unwilling to set attainable goals and put something on the table with immediate incentives for both sides, instead awaiting some kind of magical sea change in Israel (so to speak).

They might have come to the table, because there was a photo-op ready, and their spots had already been marked by the photographers, but I don't know there was anything more to it than that. People like Uri Saguy took advantage of the exuberant international political component of the land equation (do something, substantive or no) and parlayed it into a career as a water executive. Land, and water: it should be the title of a book about Israel. And Uri Saguy would have to be the title of a whole section.


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