Important government action was taken to protect the environment in the Middle East. But don't expect the government in question to get any credit—because it was the Israeli government, and the Palestinian Arabs were the polluters. And the Palestinians seem immune from international criticism.
Israeli and Palestinian protesters joined together on Tuesday to prevent the construction of a waste disposal facility between the Israeli community of Rimonim and the Palestinian village of Ramun in Samaria and Palestinian security forces reportedly fired live rounds above the heads of the protesters.
The Israeli government has unanimously approved a plan on Monday to reduce the country's emission of greenhouse gases and improve energy efficiency, in a plan to help the Jewish state meet the goals of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.