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    Posted: 11 September 2008 at 1:33am

ISRAEL: New law hugs trees, bugs contractors

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2008/09/israel-new-law.html

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When the National Parks Law was first discussed in (Israeli) parliament in 1962, David Ben-Gurion said nothing can replace a 70-year-old tree and that no useful new structure could come in its place. "Destroying such a tree is to pull up human roots," he said. "No building or electricity is more important than a thick eucalyptus, an old sycamore, an oak woods. These are roots of man."


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