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ntbananas t1_j6l5wcd wrote

That's what happens when you make peace and stop trying to destroy your neighbors. Who knew peace improved quality of life!


riverboatcapn t1_j6lx9tz wrote

Imagine if other people surrounding Israel were more peaceful… there already was peace with Jordan, Egypt, UAE, why couldn’t there be with others around there


jeromebettis t1_j6oduul wrote

Yeah! Israel can continue destroying gravesites of Palestinians and taking their homes! Expand the settlements, who knew that things could be so great if we just surrender and accept whatever my neighbor determines is peace. What a wonderful world!


PJJefferson t1_j6mbj0x wrote

Another pro-Israel story that you can sit and watch being actively downvoted by the members of this sub.

146 likes, then just 141 likes, then 144; then 139.



shualdone t1_j6mgnv2 wrote

People can’t live with facts that contradict their simplistic worldview, not to mention false takes if Jews= evil.


MSTRMN_ t1_j6mk6cb wrote

Reddit stopped showing accurate upvote count a few years ago due to botting


hikingmike t1_j6l1d5a wrote

Interesting read, thanks


3dio t1_j6m7dol wrote

This is quite amazing. For nature and humans of the region alike! With global warming and population increase, water salination tech will be essential for this region. I'm also glad to see drought damages being reversed and good neighbourly cooperation 🌍🕊️👑☝️


Substantial_L1ght t1_j6oalpm wrote

Also interesting that it works politically and that they are trading water for energy. Win win.


Muted-Condition-7983 t1_j6mn3ki wrote

But reddit told me that Israel is evil and Palestinians are such sweet people


GoodTechnician t1_j6m8wdj wrote

Takes a lot of energy to desalinate. If you can indeed supply the energy from renewable sources, this is a good thing. But at present, Israel, who discovered large amounts of gas in the last decade, is likely relying on fossil fuels to enable it. Again, fine if you can capture the CO2, but there is not a proven-to-scale method to do this, just yet.


shualdone t1_j6mh14o wrote

Israel recycle 80% of it’s water, and give it back to the agriculture sector to use as grey water. And the Israeli agricultural sector is by far the smartest in it’s use of water, developing water management tech and technics. Israel has the least amount of water lost to leakage because it developed a way to track the pressure in all the pipes in the country and find the exact location of water leaks and fix them immediately. The water being misused in countries that has more renewable energy is at least as big of problem as Israel not using enough renewable energy.


flash-tractor t1_j6neivn wrote

I can attest to Israeli irrigation technology. Netafim makes, by a wide margin, the best irrigation products in the agriculture sector. Their drip products that incorporate check valves save me a ton of water every year by not draining the lines at the end of the irrigation pulse. Saves me close to 5 gallons per day, and I'm a small producer.


needypondy t1_j6mdm32 wrote

I mean, both nations rely on desalination for a stable water supply. There are many unnecessary uses of fossil fuels, but guaranteeing a stable water supply sure isn’t one of them.

It’s not reasonable to expect countries to forego stability of water supply for the sake of using a bit fewer fossil fuels.


omega3111 t1_j6mkmwm wrote

While Israel has done very little to combat global warming and adopt new green techs in a commercial way (despite Israel being a leader in green tech R&D), the country is so small that it has completely negligible impact on it. A single city in the US has about the same impact as the whole country. So while criticism is in order, it's rather meaningless at the end of the day.