Green group stages mock funeral for Dead Sea

22.11.2011                      25.Cheschwan. 5772

Umwelt:

Green group stages mock funeral for Dead Sea

Activists say public awareness now key after cabinet rejects bill to protect site.

Chanting Frédéric Chopin’s classic death dirge “Marche Funèbre,” a group of black-clothed environmental activists trudged up the Knesset hill clutching a bright orange stretcher filled with mounds of sea salt on Monday morning.
The activists, members of the green group Friends of the Earth Middle East, were mourning the cabinet’s 8-7 rejection the day before of a bill that would provide for the rehabilitation and protection of the Dead Sea.
“This is a sad day for the Dead Sea,” shouted the organization’s Israel director, Gidon Bromberg, in between chanting….