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  1. With the train going to Eilat, life in the Negev will be improved. These protesters need to find something else to do…

    Comment by Miriam Goodman — March 30, 2014 @ 8:49 AM

  2. If it secures a way of not relying on the Suez Canal I am all for it.

    Comment by Alan Kardon — March 30, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

  3. Personally, I don’t run my trains in the Gulf. Land is more stable. Smile.

    Comment by Yori Mendel — March 30, 2014 @ 1:47 PM

  4. The shippers will be glad to avoid the Suez Canal especially the 'bribes' extorted by the Egyptian bureaucrats in charge of the canal who will steal food and other goods from the ships passing there.

    Comment by Uzi Kattan — March 30, 2014 @ 3:01 PM

  5. The protests could possibly help to ensure that proper care is taken to ensure there is no permanent damage but must not be allowed to torpedo the whole project. It would help to ease the strain on the roads through transport of goods (especially cars) being transported from Eilat to Haifa to circumvent the Suez canal. Even if the canal is not closed by Egypt transport through Israel is apparently more profitable through Israel and this would be even more so when the rail link is completed

    Comment by Herman Christoffel Kuun — March 30, 2014 @ 6:46 PM

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