Thursday, February 25, 2010

Israel's Assisted Suicide Watch

Why is a country on the verge of demise, as indicated by the "assisted suicide watch", reaching maximum capacity at its sole International Airport? Sensing inevitable doom, are its embattled citizens flocking to safer pastures?

Not exactly.
Sixteen million is the magic number. That’s the number everybody is working toward and that’s the number many fear. When 16,000,000 passengers fly into Israel in a year, Ben-Gurion International Airport will have reached its full capacity. While it is estimated that it will take at least five years for the benchmark to be reached, the battle over where to build a new international airport is already in the works.
Four options are being considered as to where to develop this new airport - two cities in the southern desert, one location in the north of the country, and even a man made island off the Mediterranean coast made the list.

Israel is not perfect, but Israel is real and Israel is thriving, "assisted suicide watch" ("assisted suicide"=murder?) notwithstanding.

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