The Dead Sea has attracted a wide range of interest over the last 160 years. Colonization, political aspirations, maritime navigation, energy security, desalination, biblical beliefs, Zionism, and regional peace dividends; all of these topics have been a motivation to explore the feasibility of building a seawater conveyance to the Dead Sea. The highlight of these ambitious quests was a vision of a waterway that would connect the three basins: the Mediterranean, the Dead Sea, and the Red Sea. The three phases of history around this Dead Sea project plan are reviewed in this article.
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- Energy security
- Mediterranean-Dead Sea conveyance
- Peace dividend
- Red-Dead project
- Theodor Herzl
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- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations