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Abbas steunt toch nominatie Dode Zee als wereldwonder

Een ECHT wereldwonder zou zijn als er na zo'n 100 jaar alsnog vrede en harmonie zou uitbreken in het Midden-Oosten, maar alle beetjes helpen...

Palestinians backtrack, support Dead Sea for '7 wonders'
By Haaretz Service
Last update - 17:00 01/07/2009

The Dead Sea will make the list of candidates for the new "Seven Natural Wonders of the World", after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Wednesday to support the initiative.

Abbas' support comes less than a week after the Palestinian Authority said it would not support the Dead Sea's candidacy, because it is being sponsored by a West Bank settler council in the Jordan Valley.

The New 7 Wonders of Nature is a global Internet contest under the slogan: "If we want to save anything, we first need to truly appreciate it." In 2007 it chose the new seven man-made wonders of the world.

Its rules state that if a nominee site is located in more than one country, all countries in which it is located must form an Official Supporting Committee (OSC) by July 7.

For the Dead Sea, a win would highlight the environmental threat to a unique lake which has shrunk dramatically in the past 30 years due to human exploitation of the Jordan River feed waters and Dead Sea mineral extraction

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