Egypt-Africa: The Nile Crisis

(Jerusalem Post) Zvi Mazel - Following meetings between Egyptian President Morsi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Desalegn, Ethiopia announced that the Nile river would be diverted to facilitate the completion of the Grand Renaissance Dam. Yet Egyptians have yet to come to terms with the needs of other countries. As is always the case with Egypt, Israel is accused of a variety of sins: inciting Ethiopia against Egypt, and even granting agricultural assistance to Ethiopia and thus increasing that country's need for water. Egyptians are forgetting that they themselves were the recipients of Israel's technology in the '80s and '90s, and that it was thanks to that help that they were able to grow crops in the light desert soil. Egyptian agriculture today is based on Israeli techniques of drip irrigation, and on Israeli varieties of fruits and vegetables. Thousands of young Egyptians trained at Kibbutz Bror Hayil, where they learned how to cultivate the soil and save precious water.

2013-06-21 00:00:00

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