interesting article in the Jpost about "good neighbors":http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1034777553607Good night,Ursula
Hi Ursula,Illegal according to whom?What law prohibits the Lebanese from using water from a river that flows through Lebanon?Felix
Perfect solution.Give Israel the land and Arabs/Palestinians the water.Let
What law prohibits the Lebanese from using water from a river that flows through Lebanon?Felix The Law of Might Makes Right, the working motto of the Israeli "Defence" Forces.CF
And it is illegal because....?Because the Israelis might not have enough to fill their swimming pools?http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20021016-105945-4055r"With the additional 4 million cubic meters Beirut plans to pump from the Wazzani, Lebanon will have a combined 10 million cubic meters from the Wazzani and the Hasbani rivers, well below the 35 million cubic meters allowed under a 1995 agreement."We are using much less than our water rights as provided by the international agreements and norms," Lahoud said. "I can assure you according to international laws, what we are doing today is within our rights."
And it is illegal because....?---Because the Israelis might not have enough to fill their swimming pools?"With the additional 4 million cubic meters Beirut plans to pump from the Wazzani, Lebanon will have a combined 10 million cubic meters from the Wazzani and the Hasbani rivers, well below the 35 million cubic meters allowed under a 1995 agreement.That would be an agreement, not a law.
Exwa,This is the part I don't get:Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres told the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, Wednesday that Lebanon's decision could "cause a serious escalation" in tensions between the two countries."We cannot agree to unilateral steps and we retain the right to defend our water in accordance with the law and international law," Peres said. He added that he hoped "Lebanon will act as a member of the international community and in accordance with the norms acceptable in it." "Our water."Where is it written that rain that falls on Lebanon belongs to Israel?
Where is it written that rain that falls on Lebanon belongs to Israel?======================It isn't...I fear this water issue is going to only get worse as the decades go by, especially in that part of the world. It is terribly unfortunate that our modern societies waste such an incredible amount of water. Imagine what we would save if people had composting toilets for example, or runnoff recovery systems on the roofs of their houses, or grey water recovery in their homes which could be used to water lawns, gardens and so on...or flush toilets if you don't like the composting idea ;)Unfortunately (it seems) the people with the power would rather wage a war than find methods of conservation which would allow enough water for everyone to drink, clean themselves, and grow their food. I was just reading that the Israelis have the highest per capita water usage in the region (no surprise). That being the case it would seem, to the reasonable individual, that conservation on their part should be the first order of the day. Not war.e
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