Dreaming Up Peace Projects
With peace at hand, some ambitious development
projects no longer look so crazy. Beyond Israel
and the occupoed territories, some other neighbors
could benefit, too. A few of the Palestinians'
POWER GRIDS: Interlocking electricity grids
could save Israelis and Arabs millions of dollars.
Linking the Red Sea and the Dead Sea would benefit
transport and tourism in Israel and Jordan.
Desalination plants could line the canal.
A deep-water facility in Gaza would allow Palestinians
to import and export without going through cumbersome
Israeli trade zones.
TOURIST ZONE: A free-travel region along
the Gulf of Aqaba would remove barriers between
Egypt, Israel and Jordan to help attract tourists.
Travelers would be able to drive from Egypt
straight through to Turkey.
REGIONAL METEOROLOGICAL CENTERS: Israelis
and Arabs could cooperate in cloud-seeding programs,
bringing more rainfall to the parched Middle