Israel and Jordan sign 'Historic' Water deal to save Dead Sea

Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom (L) and his Jordanian counterpart Hazem Nasser seen during a signing ceremony between Jordan and Israel in Jordan on February 26, 2015, Israel and Jordan sign Tuesday the “Red-Dead” agreement to jointly build a desalination plant north of the Jordanian tourist resort of Akaba. (Photo credit: Haim Zach/GPO)

The Dead Sea is at risk of drying up and Israel and Jordan have signed a “historic” water cooperation agreement to carry out the “Red-Dead” project, which will supply water for both Israelis and Jordanians and replenish the dwindling Dead Sea.  Calling it “the most significant agreement since the peace treaty with Jordan,” Israeli Energy and Water Resources Minister Silvan Shalom traveled to Jordan to sign the agreement with his Jordanian counterpart, Hazem Nasser, in the presence of US State Department and World Bank officials. “This is the culmination of a productive cooperation between the nations, that will help restore the Dead Sea, and provide solutions to Jordan’s water problems,” Shalom told Israeli economic outlet TheMarker. The “Red-Dead” project, first agreed upon in December 2013, will connect the Red Sea to the Dead Sea via a 200-kilometer-long pipeline that will lead 100 million cubic meters of water up north every year. The Bible indicates that in the future the Great river Euphrates will dry up making a pathway for a 200 Million Man Army that will march to Jerusalem! Things are indeed picking up pace! FULL STORY