Conflict over new Lower Galilee community goes to National Council

March 5th

As in in our ongoing campaign in the south regarding the creation of ten new communities in the Arad Valley, here too SPNI takes a position where we support strengthening existing communities rather than creating new ones. It is better to invest in existing cities and towns, improve their infrastructure, raise the quality of life, create incentives for businesses and residents and thereby strengthen the community, than to create a brand new village, with new infrastructure that will be damaging to nature and the environment and at the same time draw people (who can afford it) away from existing towns. It is a case where environmental and social justice converge. 

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post.

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