|Love Israel? Then Fight Fracking|
By David Krantz
NEW YORK (Feb. 8, 2013) — Moses took a wrong turn leading the Israelites out of Egypt, the old joke goes, and instead the Jewish people ended up in the rare spot in the Middle East without oil. As Arthur Herman noted recently in the New York Post, it’s now known that Israel has about as much oil as Saudi Arabia. Well, sort of. On his way to blindly embracing the thought of Israel as the world’s next oil superpower, Herman ignored details that make all the difference.
David Krantz is the president and chairperson of the Green Zionist Alliance.
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"Once, while the sage, Honi, was walking along a road, he saw an old man planting a carob tree. Honi asked him, 'How many years will it take for this tree to give forth its fruit?' The man answered that it would require 70 years. Honi asked, 'Are you so healthy a man that you expect to live that length of time and eat its fruit?' The man answered, 'I found a fruitful world because my ancestors planted it for me. So, too, I will plant for my children.' "
- Babylonian Talmud: Taanit 23a
Did You Know?
More than a thousand Israelis die every year from cancer caused by air, ground and water pollution.
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