The following day we headed into the Jordan Valley, a vast area that represents the best of Israeli ingenuity in terms of water conservation and management, and where we were hosted by Jewish Israeli families at the moshavs of Tomer, Mechola and Naama. We witnessed first-hand, the deep love and commitment these farmers have for their land and how they have transformed hard, arid, stony ground to soft, dark earth that produces all kinds of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, including world-class Medjoul dates, 50% of which are exported worldwide.
In cooperation with the Israel Electric Company, the Jordan Valley produces electricity from solar energy. 367 solar powered units have been established in the Jordan Valley on rooftops, sheds, public buildings and open fields.
The BDS movement wishes to destroy all of this with its repugnant call to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel.