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Israeli minister against Dead Sea potash sale

Despite economic woes, finance minister opposes sale of nation's famous natural resource to foreign investors.

Last Modified: 07 May 2013 12:54
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Despite a faltering economy, Israel's finance minister says he will block any attempt to sell one of the country’s most famous natural resources to foreign buyers.

Potash operations in the Dead Sea are worth $17bn, and while some say foreign ownership threatens revenue and jobs, others argue that overseas investment is essential.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from the Dead Sea. 

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