FoEME's response to Minister Shalom on the Red Dead Canal project
2012-07-03
Friends of the Earth Middle East,
following declaration by Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom to go forward with the
Red-Dead Canal project:
 
ALTERNATIVES TO THE RED-DEAD NEED TO BE EXPOSED BEFORE DETERMINIG FACTS ON THE GROUND
 
Following today's announcement by Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom to go forward with the Red-Dead Canal project, Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director of Friends of the Earth Middle East, said: "During this entire project, the voice of environmentalists have not been sufficiently heard, and now too, we witness agreements being made behind closed doors between our countries and the World Bank. Attempts are being made to create facts-on-the-ground prior to proper public consultation. While we welcome the partial release of the Red-Dead associated reports, it still remains unclear as to when the Alternatives Study to the Red-Dead project will be made public. Before we put the cart before the horse, we must see and heavily weigh the alternatives".
 
For more information:
Mira Edelstein
Foreign Media Officer
Friends of the Earth Middle East
mira@foeme.org
054-6392937