I have been to Israel. I have witnessed a country with difficult social struggles. This book is a beacon of hope created from the monumental history that is the genius of Israel water technology and philosophy. Devided into many segments of reasonable length, the writing is based on science, common sense, and sensitivity to the region's complex history. It is also a testament to the essential humanism behind Israel's ingenuity as it manifests in her victory over water shortage and the stress of immigration. Even if you have not been to Israel and are not Jewish and do not know the history of the region, Mr. Siegel guides you skillfully through all these and allows you to see that a solution for so many problems on this planet already exists if allowed to flourish. Please accept my opinion of a Must Read.