Monday, March 31, 2008

Political spelunking

Only in the Holy Land.

On Sunday, the Israeli Knesset held a cabinet meeting underground in a cave at the Beit Shearim national park in the lower Galilee. The event was done to mark Israel's "Green" week and to encourage citizens to become more ecologically conscious.

Here's a blurb from the Jerusalem Post

The cave cabinet session, held at the historic site of the Sanhedrin, marked the beginning of Love Nature, Water and the Environment Week, which was designed to raise environmental awareness ahead of Israel's 60 anniversary celebrations.

Read the rest of the article here.

Is it me? Or would (could) this never happen anywhere else? I can't see Canadian or American cabinets taking an office field trip to conduct political business in the Canadian Shield or the Grand Canyon for a day.

Pretty neat, as far as photo ops go.

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