Not prepared to be threatened or blackmailed by Iran & others, any longer, Israel is to build an alternative to the Suez Canal.

Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week a new railway link will connect Eilat & Tel Aviv, this is to be finalised but will take about five years to complete & open up trade from India & China.

Woohoo !!

“A train ride from Tel Aviv to Eilat in two hours and a freight train line that would complete the Red Sea link between Europe and Asia will dramatically change the face of Israel in the near future, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Sunday morning.

He said it will take another Cabinet discussion before finalizing plans and added that China and India have expressed strong interests in the proposal for the trans-continental freight line.

“There is strategic importance both nationally and internationally for the construction of the line,” the Prime Minister said. “This change will carry out the vision of connecting the country from Kiryat Shmona [in the north] to Eilat without traffic lights and by train. It will dramatically influence the country for the next 50 years.
Driving time from Tel Aviv to Eilat is presently at best four hours and includes winding roads ”

Once again we see an intelligent people who don’t sit around handwringing making themselves ‘victims’ crying on the worlds shoulder bleating on how hard done by they are, we see a people determined to find solutions & acting upon decisions.

This is something of which we need to see a lot more !

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