True Security Promoted by Green Party, Not by Corrupt Mainstream
Israel's Green Party Launches Campaign: Focus on More Than Military
Here is a recent report from the Ha`aretz news service.
The Green Party of Israel officially launched its election campaign yesterday, and uncovered the platform with which it hopes to gain representatives in the Knesset (parliament) for the first time.
The central message of the platform is that Israel cannot occupy itself solely with temporary questions of military security and borders, but must also deal with its severe environmental crises and other deeper questions.
Party chairman and number one on the five-member list of Knesset candidates, Pe'er Veisner, said that the dangers facing the people of Israel in places like the fuel depot at Pi Glilot and the chemicals factories in Haifa Bay are far greater than the danger posed by Saddam Hussein. "If, as part of the diplomatic negotiations, we were to offer the Palestinians a stretch of land such as Ramat Hovav, they would refuse, saying it is too polluted."
Natural Resources a Common Heritage
The Greens deliberately chose to launch their campaign in an improvised tent on the beach in Jaffa, which has become something of a municipal garbage dump in recent years. Party officials said that, if elected, they would ensure that the once-lovely beach was cleaned up and returned to its rightful owners -- the public.
According to one speaker, the Green Party will do everything in its power to curb "the economic barons and realty sharks" and to prevent them from abusing natural resources and the environment in order to turn a profit. Among its other plans, the Greens intend to initiate a basic law ensuring that environmental considerations are taken into account whenever a construction plan is approved.
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