Israeli Politics

Some 2020 Good News, at Least for Israel

Nachal Arugot in Ein Gedi, Israel

In Israel, for the first time in 23 years, lakes and underground aquifers are filling up, rising above the arbitrary and somewhat mysterious “green line.” It’s a blessing for a land that didn’t get as large a portion of water and oil, as one might have hoped. But the good news is tempered with the warning that dry weather is expected in upcoming years, and levels of lakes and aquifers are expected to drop somewhat over time.

During this time of corona, we’ll take our good news wherever we can get it. Enough water? We’re happy to have it, even if just for a little while. Will the rise in water supplies come with a drop in water and/or food prices? That might help balance out the loss to the economy wrought by COVID-19.