March 1, 2007 – British Opposition Leader Plants a Tree on the Green Line

UK David Cameron planting tree on Green Line at Wadi Fukin, Palestine

On March 1, David Cameron, leader of Britian’s opposition party and the leading candidate for Prime Minister, visited EcoPeace’s Good Water Neighbor communities of Wadi Fukin and Tsur Hadassah.

Also in attendance were the British Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Tom Philips, the General Consul from Jerusalem, Mr. Richard Makepeace and several other diplomats from the British Embassy.

Mr. Cameron learned of the cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian communities that have so far been able to halt the building of the Separation Barrier. Here, the Barrier threatens to destroy the unique cultural landscape of Wadi Fukin where ancient agricultural practices are still in place.

The delegation, together with residents from Wadi Fukin and Tsur Hadassah, planted olive trees in the area, and then visited the village of Wadi Fukin, where they heard explanations of the traditional irrigation methods.

Read Mr. Camaron’s letter to EcoPeace after the visit.