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Mid-East governments sign Red
Sea-to-Dead Sea water deal

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 12/9/2013 2:52:19 PM

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority are expected to sign a water co-operation agreement aimed at saving the rapidly drying Dead Sea. The agreement, to be signed on Monday, will build a pipeline to carry water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea and provide drinking water to the region. The Dead Sea is dropping by as much as 1m (3.3ft) a year as the River Jordan is depleted for use in irrigation. But critics fear the plan´s impact on the Dead Sea´s fragile ecosystem. Such a project has been under discussion for years. With peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians apparently stagnating,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/9/2013 3:24:04 PM     (No. 9646930)

Using sea water to refill the well-below-sea-level Dead Sea is a really good idea. I see that Jordan needed the bribe of using some of that (free) seawater to convert into (expensive) freshwater. The several hundred feet drop from the Ocean to the Dead Sea apparently can be used to turn turbines to generate power to run the desalinization plant. I assume that the Israelis can figure out how to keep the power station from quickly turning into a pile of salt-encrusted rust.

Original benefits include (1) increasing the area of the Dead Sea closer to what it was a century ago, (2) replenishing the mineral salts (which have been extracted for decades and (3) adding to the humidity of the local air and thus possibly increasing local rainfall.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 12/9/2013 3:28:11 PM     (No. 9646936)

But critics fear the plan´s impact on the Dead Sea´s fragile ecosystem.

How fragile can you be when you´re dead?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rjc0208, 12/9/2013 3:51:43 PM     (No. 9646970)

This project could eventually have an end times connection. As bible students may know, the "woman" (i.e. orthodox Israel) flees Jerusalem and Judea when the Abomination of Desolation is set up in the holy place. She flees to the "wilderness" which is believed to be Petra in present day Jordan. Her path from Jerusalem to Petra would be across the project area between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea.

Now, take a look at the prophecy:

Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Satan attempts to kill the "woman" with a flood of water. This could be some kind of release of water from a source such as the Gulf of Aqaba. Apparently, an earthquake opens the earth and swallows up the flood of water. This could be associated with the Great Rift fault that runs through the Jordan river valley.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: crimea river, 12/9/2013 4:19:32 PM     (No. 9647022)

Enviros are worried about brine from the desalination plant affecting the fragile ecosystem of the Dead Sea which is...brine.

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