Will the flames of war in the Middle East be fanned or quenched by water? This is the central question addressed by this unusually forthright book. It is a question that is becoming increasing pertinent and pressing - especially in the climatically parched and political volatile realities of the region. Indeed, leaders across the Middle East - including those considered to be among the most moderate have warned that water, more than any other issue, is liable to drive their countries to war. The book provides sobering analyses of Israel's water predicament and of the hydro-political implications for the country, particularly in the light of recent developments in the 'peace process'.