The Environment as an Ingredient for Peace
Jeffrey Albert and Daniel Orenstein


Reduced to one of its core components, the Arab-Israeli conflict is a disagreement over land and water resources; more precisely - the borders that nations draw to allocate resources. When thinking about what divides those affected by this conflict, land and water are often viewed as major stumbling blocks to any reconciliation efforts between the various nations and peoples in the region. When environmental resources are looked at solely as a geo-political instruments, this is true. However, when viewed from the perspective of the environment, a new framework opens up.

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