Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Economy and Society: November 18, 2011

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The Ministry of Finance has released a proposal to expedite the planned development of Israel’s seaports while easing environmental protection requirements, which would have a significant financial impact on the projects.  The Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel have attacked the plan and called it a major departure from proper planning procedures, and that the Finance Ministry’s plan violates current planning legislation.

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