US Congress members lobby Trump on Israeli-Palestinian water issues


US Congress members lobby Trump on Israeli-Palestinian water issues


Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sort their cooking utensils at they dip them in boiling water to remove remains of leaven in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalems Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 9, 2017.
(photo credit:REUTERS)


Ahead of Donald Trump’s trip to Israel this week, a bipartisan group of congressmen and women called upon the president to address the critical situation of cross-border water scarcity and contamination.In a letter written following consultations this March with regional environmental group EcoPeace Middle East, the legislators stressed the idea that “water is an issue of mutual interest” between Israelis and Palestinians …

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