Science: The Waters of Jordan

In the holy city of Jerusalem last week, Palestine's destructive factions were considering at least one purely constructive project: a Jordan Valley Authority. The plan had been carefully worked out by leading U.S. authorities on irrigation and hydroelectric power. Zionists saw it as a way to make desolate Palestine the populous, fertile country it was in Bible times.

The Holy Land, about the size of Vermont, is a rundown, beaten-up Southern California. It has a similar climate, with winter rains and summer drought, but it may have better soil. Almost any crop, from...

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