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Preservation and Development in Zionist Thought
  1. Use the page of quotations available here.
  2. Read the quotations and consider the following questions:
  • From an environmental perspective, has Zionism harmed or helped the land of Israel?
  • Is opposition to development anti-Zionist?
  • What is "Green Zionism"? And is it important?



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Israeli Nature Poll

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Eco-Quote

"One may not dig a cistern close to the cistern of another, nor a trench, nor a vault, nor a water channel, nor a washer-man's pool, unless it is three tefahim distant from the wall of the other, and he must plaster it with lime. One must place olive peat, dung, salt, lime and rocks three tefahim away from the wall of one's neighbor, and he must plaster it with lime. Seeds, the plough and urine must be three tefahim away from the wall."

- Mishnah Bava Batra 2:1

Did You Know?

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