|Originally Posted By RunsWithScissors:|
Even Egyptians I am aquainted with say "Israel had every reason, and every right to keep the Sinai,
because then this wouldn't happen, and it would probably have been turned in to productive land"
you have no idea.
My favorite wine comes from.... THE NEGEV.
Sinai would've been as green as the amazon by now, and probably the a ranking oil producer too.
Yatir Forest is a forest in Israel, located on the southern slopes of Mount Hebron, on the edge of the Negev Desert. The forest covers an area of 30,000 dunams (30 square kilometers), and is the largest planted forest in Israel.
The first trees of the forest were planted in 1964 by the Jewish National Fund, which continues to expand it as of 2006. It is named after the ancient Levite city within its territory, Yatir, as written in the Old Testament: "And unto the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Libnah with its suburbs, and Jattir with its suburbs, and Eshtemoa with its suburbs" (Book of Joshua 21:13-14).
The forest is composed of more than four million trees, mostly coniferous trees - Aleppo Pine and Cypress. It also includes many broad leafed trees (such as Atlantic Terebinth, Tamarisk, Jujube, and Carob), Olive, Fig, Eucalyptus and Acacia, vineyards and various shrubs.
The forest is situated at a relatively high altitude (between 400 and 850 metres above sea level) in a semi-arid region with an average yearly rainfall of 250-275 mm and low humidity. The ground is composed of hard lime rocks, and soft chalk rocks.
ETA: and sorry but I can't afford the 'medallion' yatir on a regular basis, only once in a while!
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