By Nathan Jeffay, October 16, 2008
The mentality epitomises Israeli short-sightedness. Fill the private swimming pools of Ra'anana and Herzlia today; worry about the future tomorrow. The Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee, is drying up. Water is at the lowest level on record.
A "red line" has been crossed and a "black line" looms. The latter marks the level past which water pressure will be inadequate to stop springs in the lake emitting large amounts of saltwater. Nobody is quite sure whether, if the Kinneret turned salty, the damage could be undone.