The “making the desert bloom” myth and more

 The 'making the desert bloom' myth has long masked Israel's occupation and degradation of Palestinian natural resources

The 'making the desert bloom' myth has long masked Israel's occupation and degradation of Palestinian natural resources

A strong rebuttal to a recent Scientific American article on Israel’s desalination industry

“although Israel propagated a perception of ingenious Jewish agricultural practices (through PR narratives of Jewish exceptionalism like that employed in the Scientific American article), Israel’s foreign agriculture was actually destructive to Palestine’s ecological balance. With 80 percent of available water going to agriculture, which contributed less than 3 percent of Israel’s economy, Israel continued to sap water resources to further the Zionist colonial scheme, an ecological contradiction to the local environment.”  

Israel's desalination miracle, Santa Claus and other fairy tales [via Middle East Eye]