Israel, green group dispute Jordan River’s safety

Dear Editor,

Your tiny report “Israel, green group dispute Jordan River’s safety” lack two crucial pieces of information. This could be a simple oversight, but unfortunately all mistakes in AP Mideast reporting effect Israel’s image negatively, and are never in its advantage. Therefore we have no choice and label these imperfections part of AP’s bias too.

1. “Israel is building sewage treatment plants that are supposed to end the Israeli waste flow into the river by next year.” Left out is that the Palestinian Authority has no intention to preserve the environment. Not it looks as if Israel is the polluter.

2. “The Jordan River has dramatically shrunk as its waters have been diverted for agriculture and drinking.” As agreed in the peace treaty with Jordan, an enormous amount water is diverted to the Hashemite Kingdom. Why is this left out?


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