Haaretz is reporting that environmentalists are concerned about a proposed new road through the Carmel National Park which the Interior Ministry is considering building between the Druze town of Daliat al-Carmel and the moshav Nir Etzion. The proposed route is currently a dirt road and the upgrade which could help the economic growth of the area is being opposed by the Society for the Protection of Nature and the Israel Parks Authority, as it could threaten the natural ecology of the National Park
Jerusalem - Tel Aviv Train Line
While the world is talking about the leaks of the previous Israel-Palestinian negotiations, Palestine Monitor reviews how the proposed new Jerusalem - Tel Aviv Train Line is controversial amongst Palestinians and their supporters. As 6km of the proposed line runs through the West Bank, pressure is being put on the Italian based construction company Pizzarotti & Co. to pull out of the project.