"The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
The Jews have been irrigating, cultivating and r...econditioning the land during much of the 1900s. Many of the country's swamps, which had been infested with malaria, have been converted into farmland. Water from the Sea of Galilee has been channeled through portions of the deserts, allowing some of the deserts to bloom. At least 200 million of trees have been planted there during the past century. A lot of work remains, but parts of Israel are blooming again. Although it was described as a wasteland as recently as the late 1800s, Israel is now a food source for many countries.