Israel, Jordan and Palestinians sign accord on water cooperation

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This shows how opposing groups can cooperate with each other.

Israel, Jordan and Palestinians sign accord on water cooperation

By Batsheva Sobelman
December 9, 2013, 8:17 p.m.

JERUSALEM -- In a rare example of regional cooperation, Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian officials have signed an agreement aimed at generating new water sources for all three and saving the Dead Sea, a unique nature site and prime economic asset.

A memorandum of understanding was signed at the World Bank headquarters in Washington on Monday by the ministers responsible for water in the three governments: Silvan Shalom of Israel, Hazem Nasser of Jordan and Shaddad Attili of the Palestinian Authority.

All three praised the agreement as historic and a sign of practical cooperation on shared interests, although their comments reflected nuances.

The agreement will help save the Dead Sea; supply water and later electricity; and bring about "strategic, economic and political cooperation," said Shalom, who said he hoped it would serve as a "window for regional peace."

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OMG! Palestinians making a good choice for the bertterment of their people. Unbelievable!



This shows how opposing groups can cooperate with each other.

Israel, Jordan and Palestinians sign accord on water cooperation

By Batsheva Sobelman
December 9, 2013, 8:17 p.m.

JERUSALEM -- In a rare example of regional cooperation, Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian officials have signed an agreement aimed at generating new water sources for all three and saving the Dead Sea, a unique nature site and prime economic asset.

A memorandum of understanding was signed at the World Bank headquarters in Washington on Monday by the ministers responsible for water in the three governments: Silvan Shalom of Israel, Hazem Nasser of Jordan and Shaddad Attili of the Palestinian Authority.

All three praised the agreement as historic and a sign of practical cooperation on shared interests, although their comments reflected nuances.

The agreement will help save the Dead Sea; supply water and later electricity; and bring about "strategic, economic and political cooperation," said Shalom, who said he hoped it would serve as a "window for regional peace."

Continue reading at:

Israel, Jordan and Palestinians sign accord on water cooperation - latimes.com
 

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