Israel’s Prime Minister said on Sunday that he was going to make an “an unprecedented offer” to Iran relating to a water crisis that could force 50 million people out of their homes.
From Benjamin Netanyahu
Today I’m going to make an unprecedented offer to Iran. It relates to water. The Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water. Israel stands with the people of Iran, and that is why I want to help save countless Iranian lives.
Here’s how: Iran’s meteorological organisation says that nearly 96% of Iran suffers from some levels of drought. Issa Kalantari, a former Iranian agricultural minister, said that 50 million Iranians could be forced out of their homes due to environmental damage. 50 million! Millions of Iranian children are suffering due to mismanagement, to incompetence, and the theft of vital resources by the Iranian regimes.
Now, Israel also has water challenges. We’ve developed cutting edge technologies to address them. Israel recycles nearly 90% of its waste-water. That’s far more than any other country on earth. We invented drip irrigation. Our technology targets individual plants with exactly the nutrients they need for each plant. Israel has the knowhow to prevent environmental catastrophes in Iran.
I want to share this information with the people of Iran. Sadly, Iran bans Israelis from visiting, so we’ll have to get creative. We will launch a Farsi website with detailed plans on how Iranians can recycle their waste water. We will show how Iranian farmers can save their crops and feed their families.
The Iranian regime shouts: “Death to Israel!” In response Israel shouts: “Life to the Iranian people!” The people of Iran are good and decent. They shouldn’t have to face such a cruel regime alone. We are with you. We will help so that millions of Iranians don’t have to suffer. The hatred of Iran’s regime will not stop the respect and friendship between our two peoples.
Today I made an unprecedented offer to Iran that can help save countless lives.
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) June 10, 2018