Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Land Tenure in Israel

According to this Treehugger post:
Should land be held as a public asset, or traded as a private commodity? In Israel, where 93% of the country’s land is publicly owned, state ownership of land is anchored in legislation, and even in the Bible. However, a new plan to transfer a massive amount of state land to private ownership is afloat, provoking plenty of opposition among environmentalists.
I'm always curious about land tenure because it seems to structure much of our society, at least in history.

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