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Judaism and the Environment:  What is the true worth of green space?

The plans now under discussion for building up Hayarkon Park - including adding bridges over it and running a high tension line through it - prove once again that Israeli local council leaders, government offices and planning officials have not yet understood the importance of having open green spaces in urban areas and they are unable to provide the necessary protection for them. Hayarkon Park is not the only example. There are also plans to pave roads through the Jerusalem Forest and build a gas storage facility there and in Ayalon Park, scheduled to open at the southern entrance to Tel Aviv, municipal planning officials hope to finance the park's construction by granting building rights for areas within it.

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