The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday voted for the Dead Sea in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign. “Whoever has been by it or in it knows how unique it is,” he said. “It is one of the seven wonders of the world and we have one message: Go and vote.” The Prime Minister, who voted during a tour of the Dead Sea area, was accompanied by Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, Interior Minister Eli Yishai and Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman.
As well as voting for the Dead Sea, Prime Minister Netanyahu visited the region to assess the impact of the environmental problems that threaten its existence. “The Government has come to save the Dead Sea and it is also obligated to save its tourism industry and scenic beauty as well,” Netanyahu said in a statement following the tour, according to the Jerusalem Post.