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Knesset Member: Israel, Region Must Cooperate on Environment

In an interview with Mazal Mualem, Knesset Member Nitzan Horowitz details his vision for regional cooperation with Israel's neighbors. 
A Jordanian visitor scoops up water along the Jordanian side of the Jordan River August 3, 2010. The Baptism Site Commission of Jordan's director Dia Al Madani told Reuters TV on Tuesday they had not received complaints by Christian pilgrims that the water caused any type of ailment, or skin disease. Madani insisted that thousands who come to be baptised every month, do not suffer any side effects on their health. Jordanian officials have refuted recent press reports that the water of the Jordan River was h
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A number of months ago, in the midst of diplomatic stagnation, Knesset Member Nitzan Horowitz went to Jordan to participate in a convention on the subject of rehabilitating the southern Jordan River.

For the industrious and highly esteemed Horowitz of the left-wing party Meretz, one of the leaders of the struggle for environmental protection, this was another frustrating encounter with the regional reality. At the convention, the miserable condition of the river’s southern section was discussed.

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