Israel: State proposes legal framework for complete alteration of national policy on coastal waters

 18 December, 2013

Israel: State proposes legal framework for complete alteration of national policy on coastal waters

 The Justice Ministry unveiled a draft bill that will restructure the laws governing Israel's coastal waters.  While praising the Justice Ministry's decision to issue a bill, Adam Teva V'Din (Israel Union for Environmental Defense) cited several flaws within its text that could allow for an "environmental disaster" to occur in waters that the organization describes as the "Wild West."