Press coverage 2006-2012
Press Coverage of Friends of the Earth Middle East and the Red-Dead Canal
December 5, 2012, The Times of Israel
Jordan reportedly drops out of Dead Sea canal project
by Stuart Winer
December 5, 2012, (Hebrew)
Jordan backs out of the Red Dead Canal project
by Adi Hashmona'i
July 8, 2012, Israel Radio Reshet Bet (Hebrew)
Red Dead Canal
July 4, 2012, The Marker (Hebrew)
World Bank: Reservations removed for the Red Dead Project
July 4, 2012, Israel Today (Hebrew)
It seems that the Red Dead project will go forward
by Shlomo Tsezna and Dan Levy
July 3, 2012, Green Prophet
Environmentalists: "Explore Alternatives to Red Dead Canal Project"
by Arwa Aburawa
July 3, 2012, (Hebrew)
Obstacles removed: Breakthrough for the Red Dead Canal project
by Eli Brandenshtein
May 21, 2012, Environment and Climate in the Middle East
Despite criticism, 2005 plan to move water from Red to Dead Sea still alive – Egypt Independent
by Maggie Hyde
February 20, 2012, Revolve
Jordan River Basin: Beyond the Red-Dead Canal
by Yosra Albakkar & Catherine Brown
February 19, 2012, The Marker (Hebrew)
Israel offers to World Bank to accompany Red Dead project's implementation
by Ora Koran
February 19, 2012, Energia News (Hebrew)
Israel offers to World Bank to accompnay Red Dead project's implementation
October 24, 2011, The Straits Times (Singapore)
Saving a Tourist Haven
by Jonathan Pearlman
April 5, 2011, AFP
Environment at risk as parched Jordan taps water
by Ahmad Khatib
January 13, 2011 Sheva (Hebrew)
No rush to the Red Dead Canal
by Amos De Vinter
January 9, 2011, Arutz Sheva (Hebrew)
Environmental organizations:  The Red Dead project will destroy the Dead Sea
by Shimon Cohen
January 9, 2011, Lada'at (Hebrew)
The Tycoon's next theft: Arava and Dead Sea shores
by Hezki Goldberg
December 4, 2010,
Dead Sea's Trouble Unites Israel, Palestinians
By SwellConvivialGuy
December, 2010, Failure magazine
Dead Sea Dying a Slow Death
by Vince Beiser
October 14, 2010, The Guardian
Egypt must go green to save Red Sea
by Joseph Mayton
October 14, 2010, Egypt Then and Now
Egypt’s Red Sea under threat from pollution
Excerpted from an article by Joseph Mayton for
September 7, 2010, The New Security Beat (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars blog)
The Dead Sea at the Crossroads:  Israel and Jordan:  A Pathway to Peace?
Posted by Russell Sticklor
August 28, 2010, Observador Global (Spanish)
Global warming, the real culprit?
by Karen Kesselbrenner
August 16, 2010, CNN
Saving a Shrinking Sea
by Sara Sorcher of Israel 21c
August 8, 2010, Green Prophet
Despite Everything, Shrinking Dead Sea is a Popular Tourist Destination
by Maurice Picow
August 4, 2010, New York Times
As It Shrinks, the Dead Sea Nourishes Promises of an Economic Bloom
by Isabel Kershner

July 25, 2010 - Just Means
An Environmental Controversy in the Making

July 23, 2010 - Jerusalem Post
Raising the dead
by Mauric Picow

July 21, 2010 - Bank Information Center
FoEME reports back on World Bank's public hearings on Red-Sead Sea conduit

July 20, 2010 - Green Prophet
Environmentalists Say "No, No!" To Red-Dead Canal
by Green Prophet Staff

June 27, 2010 - Israel 21c
Environmentalists Challenge Plan to Link Red and Dead Seas
by Sara Sorcher

June 26, 2010 - Reshet Bet Radio (Hebrew)
The Weekly Roundup - Red Dead Canal item
by Noam Bar Shalom

June 26, 2010 - Ha'aretz (Hebrew)
The future of the Dead Sea and it's effect on the Dead Sea Works Empire
by Zafrir Rinat

June 22,2010, The Age
World Bank study looks at $17bn plan to keep Dead Sea afloat
by Harriet Sherwood

June 21, 2010, Epoch Times (Hebrew)
Researching the Effects of Mixing Red Sea Water with Dead Sea Water
by Marlene Aviva Greenfetter

June 20, 2010, The Guardian
Plan to pump water into Dead Sea makes environmentalists see red
by Harriet Sherwood

June 19, 2010, (Russian)
Red Dead Canal
Vesty article (Russian)

June 16, 2010, Rekah Radio (Russian)
Evening News - item on Red Dead Canal

June 16, 2010, Eilat City (Hebrew)
Saving the Dead Sea is more important
by Tomer Gilboa

June 16, 2010, (Hebrew)
Fear: Mixing of waters from the Red-Dead Canal project could lead to the release of poisonous gas
by Yael Darel

June 16, 2010, Reshet Bet Radio (Hebrew)
Hayom Hazeh program
by Noam Bar Shalom
(English translation)

June 16, 2010, South Radio (Hebrew)
Good Morning South

June 16, 2010, Eco99 (Hebrew)
Jordan River Rehabilitation better than Red Dead Project

June 16, 2010, Jerusalem Post
What might the Red-Dead water conveyance look like?
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

June 16, 2010, (Hebrew)
Red Dead Canal: Gambling on the future of the Dead Sea
by Ra'anan Boral

June 15, 2010, The Marker (Hebrew)
World Bank representatives will conduct a Public Hearing tomorrow on the Red Dead Canal project
by Ora Koren

June 15, 2010, (Hebrew)
Environmental Organizations and the Dead Sea Works Against the Red Dead Canal
by Michal Hochberg

June 14, 2010, The Jordan Times
Ecologists express 'concern' over potential impact on Dana reserve
by Hana Namrouqa

June 14, 2010, Tashtiyot - Israel Green Energy Portal (Hebrew)
Credibility of the World Bank is at stake on the Red Dead Canal project

April 25, 2010, The Ecologist
Dead Sea pipeline plan an ‘ecological disaster’
by Vikki Miller

April 22, 2010, Discover
Aral Sea Shows Signs of Recovery, While the Dead Sea Needs a Lifeline
by Eliza Strickland

April 21, 2010, Nature News
Environmental Science: New life for the Dead Sea?
by Josie Glausiusz

March, 2010 - NTV (Russian TV)
Red Dead Conduit
with Vladislav Sorokin

December 30, 2009, The Yale Globalist
Troubled Water
by Jeffrey Kaiser and Nathaniel Sobel

December 28, 2009, The Science of Everything
Dead Sea needs world help to survive
by by Ahmad Khatib

December 8, 2009, The Media Line
Jordanian Water Pipeline Construction Starts
Written by Adam Gonn

November 25, 2009, Sydney Morning Herald
Dead Sea needs world help to stay alive
by Ahmad Khatib

November 25, 2009,
Dead Sea clings on for dear life
By Ahmad Khatib, in Ghor Kaditha

November 25, 2009, The Age
Dead Sea needs world help to stay alive
by Ahmad Khatib

November 24, 2009, Yahoo! News
Dead Sea needs world help to stay alive
by Ahmad Khatib

November 24, 2009, AFP
Dead Sea needs world help to stay alive
by Ahmad Khatib, AFP

October 10, 2009, The Telegraph
Jordan to refill shrinking Dead Sea with salt water
by Richard Spencer

September 23, 2009, Al Quds Newspaper
Red Sea Water Harms “The Dead” Environment

September 22, 2009, Bretton Woods Project
Bank caught between the Red and Dead Sea

September 17, 2009, IRIN
JORDAN: How best to save the Dead Sea?

September 17, 2009 MENA Infrastructure
Why is the Dead Sea dying?
By Timon Singh

September 16, 2009, Washington Times
Breathing Life into the Dead Sea
by Jay Bushinsky

September 15, 2009, Guardians Press Blog
Jordan: How best to save the Dead Sea?

September 7, 2009, Jerusalem Post
Dead Sea drying quicker than usual
by Ehud Waldoks

September 5, 2009, Washington Post
Israel, Jordan Find Accord in Finding New Water Supplies
by Howard Schneider

August 9, 2009, Reporting the World Over
Israel, Jordan, Palestinian Authority joining forces against water scarsity

August 5, 2009, Green Prophet
Jordan, Israel and Palestinian Reps Meet to Jumpstart Controversial Red-Dead Canal
by Maurice Picow

August 3, 2009, Jerusalem Report
Not Red Dead Yet
by Ziv Hellman

August 1, 2009, Voice of America
West Bank Suffers Acute Water Shortages
By Luis Ramirez

July 9, 2009,
PA Charges Red-Dead Canal is 'Land Grab' for Israel
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

July 8, 2009, IRIN
ISRAEL-JORDAN: Environmentalists oppose Red-Dead canal pilot project

July 2, 2009, Tablet
Troubled Water- Is pumping water into the Dead Sea saving or destroying it?
by Daniella Cheslow

June 30, 2009, Ha'aretz (Hebrew)
World Bank contradicts Silvan Shalom's statements: The Red Dead Conduit is not yet moving forward
by Zafrir Rinat

May 16, 2009, von FOCUS-Redakteur (German)
Gigantic Building Plan
by Michael Odenwald

May 7, 2009, Jordan Times
Two studies to examine environmental impact
By Hana Namrouqa

April 20, 2009, Jerusalem Post
Dead Sea unlikely to be world wonder
by Nadia Beidas

April 2, 2009, (Hebrew)
For the first time since 2003, the Dead Sea level rises
Ynet staff

January 14, 2009, Jordan Times
Reflection Needed

January 12, 2009, Gant Daily
Jordan To Go It Alone On Canal Project
by Media Line Staff

December 26, 2008,
Dead Sea to receive water from Red Sea to save it from drying up
by Tim Butcher

September 25, 2008, TIME magazine
Heroes of the Environment 2008
by Andrew Lee Butters

September 25, 2008 - AFP
Jordan valley withers in wilderness of Mideast politics

September 4, 2008 - New Scientist
Can the Red Sea Raise the Dead Sea?
by Ed Douglas

August 27, 2008 - from National Geographic Traveler; Intelligent Travel
Raising the Dead...Sea
by Rachael Dunlap

August 18, 2008 - World Watch Institute
Can the Dead Sea be Brought to Life?
by Hannah Doherty

August 17, 2008 - ARD Radio, also published and braodcasted on SWR Radio (German)
The Debated Canal Project to Save the Dead Sea
by Torsten Teichmann

August 15, 2008 - New Jersey Jewish Standard
Red Sea-Dead Sea canal stirs environmental objections
by Dina Kraft

August 13, 2008 - Hamodia (Hebrew)
"Red Dead Canal" to bring 2 billion cubic meters of water from the Gulf of Eilat to the Dead Sea
by M. Achiya

August 13, 2008 - New Jersey Jewish Standard
As Dead Sea shrinks, concerns for future grow
by Uriel Heilman

August 8, 2008 - Jewish Times of South Jersey
As Dead Sea shrinks, concerns for future grow
by Uriel Heilman

August 7, 2008 - the Jewish Exponent
Greens Attempt to Block Creation of Red-Dead Canal

August 7, 2008 - Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
To Save Dead Sea, restore Jordan River
by Gidon Bromberg

August 6, 2008 - The Jewish Ledger
Red Sea-Dead Sea canal stirs environmental objections
by Dina Kraft

August 5, 2008 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
Red Sea-Dead Sea canal stirs environmental objections
by Dina Kraft

August 5, 2008 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Op-Ed
Save Dead Sea by restoring Jordan River, not by Red Sea channel
by Gidon Bromberg

August 4, 2008 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
As Dead Sea shrinks, concerns for future grow
by Uriel Heilman

August 3, 2008 - Los Angeles Times
Israeli billionaire pushes for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal
by AP

August 3, 2008 - The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
The Dead Sea is dying and it's a 'man-made disaster'
by Uriel Heilman

August 3, 2008 - IRIN
ISRAEL: Environmentalists concerned over Red-Dead canal plans

August 1, 2008 - SEMIDE-EMWIS
Israel: Environmentalists concerned over Red Dead Canal plans

July 31, 2008 - Alei Tamar (Hebrew)
Environment Coalition and the Red Dead Canal

July 31, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Red Dead Study: Genuine, or for show?
by Yael Ivri-Darel
(English Translation)

July 31, 2008 - Calcalist economic daily
Red-Dead Sea Canal: World Bank allocates $0.5 million for feasibility study for the project
by Galit Shafir

July 30, 2008 - Jerusalem Post
World Bank study program turns to public for comment on Red-Dead canal plan
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

July 30, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Environmental Groups against Red Dead: World Bank Study Is Limited
by Billie Frenkel
(English Translation)

July 30, 2008 - Globes (Hebrew)
The World Bank's study of the Red-Dead Canal is being conducted unprofessionally and unsuitably
by Shira Horesh
(English Translation)

July 29, 2008 - People's Daily Online-China
WB to study alternatives to save Dead Sea

July 28, 2008 - Nana
The Dream of the Dead Sea Canal
by Shimrit Manor

July 20, 2008 - TreeHugger
Plans to Save Dead Sea Morphs into Giant Real Estate Venture
by Jesse Fox

July 13, 2008 - Green Prophet
Controversial Red-Dead Sea Canal on Hold - But why?
by Michael Green

July 13, 2008 - Detroit Free Press
Israeli mogul breathes new life into Mideast canal plan
by Matti Friedman

July 12, 2008 - ABC News
$5B Plan: Canal From Red Sea to Dead Sea

(Video BBC - Bringing the Dead Sea Back to Life)

July 2, 2008 - The Huffington Post
Killing the Dead Sea Twice Is Good for Politicians, Not the Environment
by Karin Kloosterman

June 29, 2008 - Jerusalem Post
Peres rep slams 'green' criticism of Red-Dead canal project
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

June 27, 2008 - Green Prophet
Regional Environmental Hazards and the Red-Dead Peace Conduit
by Rachel Bergstein

June 26, 2008 - Haaretz /The Marker (Hebrew)
It is possible to stop the decline of the Dead Sea
by Gidon Bromberg, Munqeth Mehyar, Nader el Khateeb

June 25, 2008 - Hactivist News Service (French)
Le projet de canal vers la Mer Morte soutenu par Nicolas Sarkozy est jug×™ irresponsable par les Amis de la Terre

June 25, 2008 - Focus (German)
Vision oder Grצ‗enwahn?
by Michael Odenwald

June 24, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Damage to the Dead Sea? The investors aren't waiting...
by Alon Tal

June 24, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Sarkozy: I am completely committed to the Peace Valley initiative

June 24, 2008 - (Hebrew)
"It is unfortunate that Sarkozy expressed his support before speaking with us"
by Bili Frankel

June 24, 2008 - Association France Palestine Solidarite (French)
Un canal pharaonique pour sauver la mer Morte de lÂ’asphyxie
by Caroline Steven

June 23, 2008 - Green Prophet
Israel-Jordan "Peace Canal" - Route to Environmental Disaster?
by Michael Green

June 23, 2008 - Jerusalem Post
'Peace Valley' launch cancelled
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

June 23, 2008 - Le Temps International (French)
Un canal pharaonique pour sauver la mer Morte de l'asphyxie
by Caroline Stevan

June 22, 2008 - Ha'aretz
Turning the Desert into a Wasteland
by Zafrir Rinat

June 22, 2008 - London Telegraph
Shimon Peres, Israel's president, to woo the French for Dead Sea rescue plan
by Carolynne Wheeler in Jerusalem

June 22, 2008 - (Hebrew)
The Canal, Model 2008
by Gershon Peleg
(English translation)

June 19, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Environmental Organizations to French President Sarkozy: Check Alternatives Before Supporting the Red Dead Canal
by Bili Frankel

June 18, 2008 - Rue89 (French)
Les יcolos du Proche-Orient s'en prennent � Nicolas Sarkozy
by Pascal Rich×™

June 18, 2008 - Planet Urgence (French)
Les יcolos du Proche-Orient s'en prennent � Nicolas Sarkozy
by Pascal Rich×™

June 16, 2008 - Globes
Environmentalists unite against Red-Dead canal
by Dalia Tal

June 16, 2008 - Jerusalem Post
Greens have big doubts about Red-Dead Canal
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

June 16, 2008 - Ha'aretz
Environmental groups warn of damage from Dead Sea canal
by Zafrir Rinat

June 16, 2008 - Ha'aretz (Hebrew)
Environmental groups warn of damage from Dead Sea canal
by Zafrir Rinat

June 15, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Environmental Groups Form Coalition Against the Red Dead Canal
by Yael Ivri Dar El

June 15, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Environmental Groups Against the Red Dead Canal
by Bili Frankel

June 15, 2008 - (Hebrew)
Environmental Groups: Red Dead Canal will Harm the Environment
by Zafrir Rinat, Ha'aretz

June 15, 2008 - (Hebrew)
The Controversial Canal
by Shimrit Manor

June 10, 2008 - Galei Tzahal (Hebrew)
The Dead Sea is Disappearing
by Yoav Cohen

June 8, 2008 - Ha'aretz
Fantasy, Ltd.
by Shuki Sadeh

June 8, 2008 - Ha'aretz
Gideon Ezra and greens exchange potshots over Kishon Stream
by Zafrir Rinat

May 13, 2008 - DocStoc
The Red-Dead Canal Israeli-Arab Efforts to Restore the Dead Sea
by Jeremy Sharp

May 2, 2008 - Australian Jewish News
Water Warriors in the Mid East
by Anna Landau

May, 2008 - Monash Law Magazine
Water water everywhere
by Anna Landau

December 27, 2007 - Haaretz
When Low Tech Will Do the Trick
by Daniel Orenstein

December 4, 2007 - Bretton Woods Project
World Bank: head in the sand over 'peace conduit'

October 11, 2007 - Haaretz
The other side of the faucet
by Nir Hasson

September 17, 2007 - Ynet (Hebrew)
Fear: Dead Sea hotels will be flooded in 2 years time
by Moran Rada

September 6, 2007 - Business Week
Saving the Dead Sea
by Samiha Shafy

September 5, 2007 - Der Spiegel
The Peace Canal: Israel-Jordan Project Aims to Save Dead Sea
by Samiha Shafy

August 22, 2007 - YnetNews (English)
Public hearing on the Red-Dead Canal: Environmentalists protest
by Moran Rada

August 21, 2007 - Haaretz
Thirsting for a solution
by Daphna Golan

August 21, 2007 - Arutz Sheva
Scientists Oppose Peres' Dead Sea Canal Scheme
by Gil Ronen

August 21, 2007 - Frankfurter Rundschau (German)
Rescuing the Dead Sea
by Inge Gunther

August 20, 2007 - Berliner Zeitung (German)
Before the Dead Sea Dries Up
by Kerstin Viering

August 13, 2007 - Jerusalem Post
Save the Jordan, too

August 12, 2007 - Washington Times
Dead Sea on Life Support
by Christopher Allbritton

August 12, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
Dead Sea, Jordan River Valley face ecological disaster
by Christopher Allbritton

August 12, 2007 - Haaretz
Public Hearing today to address Dead-Sea Red-Sea Canal project
by Zafrir Rinat

August 12, 2007 - Jerusalem Post
Environmentalists slam World Bank over Red Dead Canal
by Rory Kress

August 12, 2007 - Ynet (Hebrew)
World Bank Public Hearing on the Red Dead Canal - Environmental groups protest
by Moran Rada

August 12, 2007 - (Hebrew)
Red Dead Canal; Public Hearing

August 12, 2007 - Walla News (Hebrew)
Red Dead Canal - Development or Dehydration?
by Amir Tibon

August 12, 2007 - (Hebrew)
Protestors of the Red Dead Canal project suggest to rehabilitate the Jordan River
by Hadas Cohen

August 8, 2007 - AlJazeera
Red Sea Canal plan 'threat'
by Omar Khalifa

August 8, 2007 - Jordan Times
Canal Study to Begin in December
by Mohammad Ghazal

August 8, 2007 - Glocalist (German)
Dead Sea: A controversial large-scale project of the World Bank

July 30, 2007 - The New York Times
Israel's Incredible Shrinking Sea
by Haim Watzman

July 30, 2007 - The Herald Tribune
Israel's Incredible Shrinking Sea
by Haim Watzman

July 29, 2007 - Walla / Channel 10 news (Hebrew)
The Peace Valley - a Dream or a Reality? Depends on who you ask...

July 25, 2007 - Jerusalem Post
World Bank promotes Dead-Red Sea canal
by Rory Kress

July 19, 2007 - Globes
Dead Sea Falling
by Dalia Tal

July 9, 2007 - The Toronto Star
The Sinking, Shrinking Dead Sea
by Oakland Ross

June 28, 2007 - Science Magazine (French)
PROCHE-ORIENT: comment ressusciter la mer Morte?
by Lise Barneoud

June 7, 2007 - Financial Times Deutschland
Red Sea Could Keep Dead Sea Alive
by Sharmila Devi in Jerusalem

May 25, 2007 - EcoTalk
The Fate of the Dead Sea
Interview with Aaron Wolf

May 12, 2007 - The Marker, Haaretz
The RSDSC: a revival of the Dead Sea?
by Tsafrir Rinat

May 12, 2007 - The Age
Israel's 19th-century solution to restore Dead Sea
by Ed O'Loughlin

May 12, 2007 - Brisbane Times
Red for Dead: canal plan to save salty sea
by Ed O'Loughlin

May 11, 2007 - Financial Times
Red Sea may flow to Dead Sea
by Sharmila Devi in Jerusalem

April 13, 2007 - Ma'ariv (Hebrew)
The Battle Over the Canal
by Sara Leibowitz-Dor

April 6, 2007 - Duetsche Welle
Can the Red Dead Canal Save the Dead Sea?
And hear the Radio Interview with Gidon Bromberg (mp3 file)
by Martin Vogl

March, 2007 - Washington Report on Mideast Affairs
World Bank's Red Sea-Dead Sea Feasibility Study Ignores the Source of the Problem
By Isabelle Humphries

March 18, 2007 - The Toronto Star
Radical Plan to Save the Dead Sea

March 17, 2007 - The Hamilton Spectator
Dead Sea Peace Project Loaded with Uncertainties

March 15, 2007 - The Economist
Better Red than Dead?
by Gideon Lichfield

March 12, 2007 - The Marker
Government backs Peres' economic peace channel
by Motti Bassok and Eli Ashkenazi

March 12, 2007 - (Maariv on-line - Hebrew)
The Red-Dead could Kill the Dead Sea
by nrg staff

February 2007, Issue 08 -
And the Dead Shall Live
by Vikki Miller

January 2007, Ethical Traveler
New Life for the Dead Sea
by Christy Hoover

January 18, 2007, Arab Environment Monitor
Keeping the Dead Sea Alive
by Nisreen El-Shamayleh

December 15, 2006, The Marker (Hebrew)
Wet Cleaning
by Zafrir Rinat

December 11, 2006, The Marker (Hebrew)
The World Bank Acting Contrary to Bank Guidelines Concerning Red Dead Study
by Sharon Kedmi

December 11, 2006, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Freinds of the Earth Middle East: The World Bank Acting Contrary to Bank Guidelines Concerning Red Dead Study
by Sharon Kedmi

December 10, 2006, Jerusalem Post
Earth Group to Fight Red Sea-Dead Sea Conduit
by Dan Izenberg

September 3, 2006, The Sunday Times
Race is on to save the Dead Sea
by Robert Booth