Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Water and the Environment
The natural environment of the planet exists independent of the political boundaries that humans draw on maps. Thus the environment is a vital area in need of Israeli and Palestinian cooperation.
- Jordan, Israel, Palestinians join forces to save Dead Sea
AFP, June 21, 2003
This report indicates the vital importance of Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian cooperation if the Dead Sea is going to be saved from drying up. At a Conference of the World Economic Forum, it was proposed that a canal should be built to bring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea.
- 2) It's not our Nature
By Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz, April 27, 2003
Levy describes how Israeli environmentalists went to a great deal of effort to remove rare irises from the path of the new Israeli security fence, but were unwilling to exert any effort for the human beings being displaced by the fence. He uses this case to offer a broader critique of the blindness of many groups in Israeli society.