European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 29 1962, Page 4

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 29, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseThe Staw and stuns Israel Syria clash Over water rights River Jordan backdrop for War by Webb Mckinley Damascus Syria a fighting Between israelis and syr Ian at the sea of Galilee last week underscored another dispute that has been brewing for a dec Ade a threatened unholy Row Over the Waters of the holy River Jordan. The dispute is not directly connected with the Galilee fighting but it is prominently in the Back ground. The syrians contend that the sea of Galilee inside Israel butt the syrian Border is not israeli owned. Arab spokesmen insist they will fight to prevent Israel from siphoning off Waters flowing into the it incr Jordan from the sea of Gillih a military plans Hove been drawn up by the Arab league to oppose this. The league will take up the question at a meeting i saudi Arabia next month. Project rein prepared within sight of the syrian Shore. Israeli workmen Are preparing lines that one Day will put the project in motion. Battles Over water have Bee occurring for centuries in the Middle East. You can see the reason in a drive across any. Desert such As the Judean wilderness be tween Jerusalem and Amman the capital of Jordan. Most of the wilderness is desolate. Yet in the Jordan River Valley As the River leaves the sea of Gall Lee and drops toward the dead sea Palm Trees grow and Small Farmers raise tomatoes and water melons for the Market at Beirut Lebanon s capital. They do it wit the Jordan water. The United states has been inti mately involved in the controversy. The Eisenhower administration tried in vain to get Syria Jordan Lebanon and Israel to cooperate in a unified development using Jordan Valley water. Israel fully utilizing us water reserves and needing More to expand agriculture has gone ahead on its own. In 1959, finance minis Ter Levi Eshkol termed the Jordan water diversion a top priority project the israeli plan is to pump water from the sen of Galilee Itow 1c 49344s, m 1354 Tab &.23w a Immiti my we to c 43591 ton 043-731 Hill in pm go nor c 744410 disc Tot of new bus fast leu Yrtti Mutan 5400, it 44 a 24 Wail to or Walter 83-90. To 275� Len. Tuhy disc Tot of cincuia1hm onto Ino Iamo Uch at a v t 5 a 749991--- u by Delto my 774flteh. A 4s44tf " a 9h-75-7& my Kimait 147 i tall hmm taif by m 1445 smut us c 334i4w tuft 933� trip ill. M4� 171. Im., 79944, 7095 at to Mil Ici "15341. New a a new 441 my Vic 14. To Waw 4-l 1934v

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