Katsav says Israel must save the Dead Sea

Salvation of the Dead Sea must become a national priority, President Moshe Katsav said on Wednesday to an interministerial and regional group convened by Shimon Hefetz, the President's military adjutant to discuss the future of the Dead Sea. The receding water level of the Dead Sea has had negative impacts on the environment; not the least of which is the erosion of the shoreline. There has been awareness of the problem for more than a century, but most notably since the 1960s.