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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Jordan River

George (Rock) Pring, Donald E Frick

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 November 2019

Subject(s):
Rivers — Canals — Natural resources — Sustainable development

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Jordan River Basin (‘Basin’) has been an area of conflict at least since biblical times, and a major source of that conflict over the centuries has been water. The river itself is a relatively small international watercourse ( International Watercourses ), even for the arid Middle East, but it is the largest and most important freshwater source in the regions of Israel , Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories comprising the Basin ( Palestine ) . In recent decades, water has been a reason for military actions there ranging from border...
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