A New Lake in Beit Shemesh?

Yehuda Segal
כ"ו אלול ה'תשע"ז 17/09/17
Come on! Which kind of projects are done within a year? Even private construction doesn't accelerate from zero to "Step One" in under a year. "Under a year, under a year…" Oh yeah, in about a year come elections. Then we will all hear the slogans begging us to allow the incumbents to finish the unfinished.

You read it on Mehadrinews, too. The Iriyah is telling everyone there will be a new "Lake Yarmut" flowing – within a year – in Ramah Gimmel. Is this the fulfillment of the campaign promise to improve existing infrastructure? Yes, specifically in the neighborhood with perhaps the highest number of issues.

Come on! Which kind of projects are done within a year? Even private construction doesn't accelerate from zero to "Step One" in under a year. "Under a year, under a year…" Oh yeah, in about a year come elections. Then we will all hear the slogans begging us to allow the incumbents to finish the unfinished.

Not every idle dream deserves a joyous announcement to the whole public, so where's the evidence? One-year thirty million shekel projects ought to present something concrete at present.

Pardon the disbelief. We find it hard to trust one vague picture of people holding a map in front of a puddle a cause for celebration. And the premature bombastic celebration of "fulfilled promises" to the residents? Is that what they call "fulfilled"? Allow us to return to sleep on our journey via Nachal Sorek to Motza, a real-life lake in Jerusalem.

This article first appeared in Hebrew.

With Heaven's help, Yehuda Segal

YSMehadrinews@Gmail.com

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