Press Coverage

The following are articles written about the Good Water Neighbors project and its participating communities

[For publications relevant to this project, click here]

2016

December 23, 2016, Social Entrepreneurship
Connecting Environmental Protection and Peace in the Middle East
by Tony Loyd

December 13, 2016, Artuz 9 Radio (Russian)
Israeli MK Erel Margalit on EcoPeace conference

November 3, 2016, Environmental Peacebuilding
Environmental Peacebuilding in the Lower Jordan Valley

November 1, 2016, Jerusalem Post
Environmental coexistence
by JPost Editorial

September 18, 2016, TImes of Israel
Israelis, Palestinians tackle water shortage with tech
by Shoshana Solomon

September 14, 2016, Gov.UK
UK hosts rare Israeli-Arab conference on water innovation

August 24, 2016, Global Waters Radio
Global Waters Radio: Nader Al-Khateeb on West Bank Water Security and the Deir Sha’ar Pipeline
by USAID Water Team

May 19, 2016, Arabian Perspectives
Water and Conflict: Environmental Peacekeeping in the Middle East
by Trayle Kulshan

April 2016, De Weit (German)
Would you kill for water?
by Gil Yaron

March 31, 2016, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Life Saver for the Mateh Yehuda Springs
(full article in jpeg file)
by Zafrir Rinat

March 2016, National Geographic Traveller (Hebrew)
Article about EcoPeace’s Green Economy Project’s ‘FAM’ tour
by Matanya Tausig

March 20, 2016, Agriculture, Nature and Environment (Hebrew)
An agreement was signed for the establishment of “model farms” in the Israeli-Jordanian Dead Sea

March 12, 2016, Reshet Bet Radio (Hebrew)
On the way to Nature (minute 05:00)
with Michael Miro

March 9, 2016, Jerusalem Post
Could fly swarms be the tie that binds Israel and Jordan?
by MIchelle Malka Grossman

March 8, 2016, Nrg.co.il (Hebrew)
Coexistence Model: Joint agricultural Farm with Jordan

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2015

December 14, 2015, Israel 21c
Take a hike for coexistence
By Abigail Klein Leichman

October 21, 2015, The Source Magazine
Healing the wounds of conflict through water diplomacy
by Hunter Stuart

September 29, 2015, ABC The World
Israel, Palestine and Jordan united through environmentalism
by Beverley O’Connor

September 27, 2015, The Big Smoke
EcoPeace: A river of peace in the Middle East
by Jordan King Lacroix

September 10, 2015, Ynet.co.il (Hebrew)
A program that will change touring in Israel?
by Shiri Hadad

September 4, 2015, Jerusalem Post
Environmental NGO unveils Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian hiking, cycling trails
by Sharon Udasin

August 20, 2015, Kol Israel in Arabic
Adventure Tourism – interview with Mohammed Biadsi

August, 2015, Stockholm WaterFront #3
EcoPeace Middle East: The Good Neighbors

August 17, 2015, Huffington Post
Healing Waters From Hebron to Gaza
by Kate Rothschild

August 1, 2015, The Times Magazine
What Kate Rothschild did next
by Charlotte Edwardes

June 17, 2015, Radio Darom (Hebrew)
Tal Shamir being interviewed about EcoPeace and the Hebron River

May 17, 2015, Niroon News (Arabic)
Chicago Conference Concludes with an MOU signing

May 1, 2015, Arab Daily News
Sister Cities links Palestinians, Israelis & Jordanians over water

April 25, 2015, Rum News Agency (Arabic)
114 American and Canadian Municipalities Agree to Rehabilitate the Jordan River

April 25, 2015, Jerusalem Post
114 US, Canadian cities sign on to rehabilitating the Jordan River
by Sharon Udasin

April 24, 2015, Go Green Radio
Canadian, American, Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian Mayors Discuss ‘Water After Borders’
Hosted by Jill Buck

April 24, 2015, i24 news (Arabic)
In Spite of Hardships: Diligent American and Canadian Efforts to Rehabilitate the Jordan River

April 23, 2015, Eurphrates Magazine
Sustainability Projects Build Peace in the Middle East
by Kristin Lauria

April 21, 2015, Great Lakes Echo
Great Lakes connects Midwest with Middle East in Chicago
by Holly Drankhan

April 21, 2015, Sci Dev Net
Three major canal schemes criticised over use of science
US and Middle Eastern mayors agree water know-how swap

April 6, 2015, R&B Ecology
Richard Schwartz interviews Gidon Gromberg of EcoPeace Middle East

April 1, 2015, Columbia Spectator
Depolarizing the “dialogue” surrounding Israel and Palestine
by Ben Schneider, Jordanan Narin and Noah Schoen

April 1, 2015, Eurasian Review of Geopolitics
A Mediterranean Marshall plan
by Enrico Molinaro

March 30, 2015, Investor Ideas
Water in War and Peace: Mayors from Middle East, Great Lakes to Join Forces at Historic “Water After Borders” Summit

March 26, 2015 – News Wise
Great Lakes, Middle East Leaders to Gather for Water Summit

March 20, 2015, Euphrates Institute blog
What is water to you? Celebrate UN World Water Day March 22nd
by Janessa Wilder

March 10, 2015, Investor Ideas
Leaders from Middle East, Great Lakes to Convene at “Water after Borders,” Historic Chicago Summit On Global Stakes and Local Politics of Fresh Water

March 2, 2015, Jordan Times
US ambassador visits Jordan Valley water projects

March 2, 2015, The Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Washington D.C website
US Ambassador Visits Jordan Valley Water Projects

March 2, 2015, Women in Jordan News
Ambassador Wells Visits the Jordan Valley

March 2, 2015, Addustour (Arabic)
US Ambassador and Minster of Water Visits Unity Dam and Agricultural Locations in the Jordan Valley

February 28, 2015, Middle East Monitor
Palestinian tanneries at risk of closure

February 28, 2015, Embassy of the U.S. in Amman, Jordan website
Ambassador Wells Visits the Jordan Valley

February 16, 2015, Green Prophet
Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!
by Catherine Ellis

February 16, 2015, Elan Magazine
Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

February 16, 2015, CleanTech Arabia
Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

February 16, 2015, Qatar Green Leaders
Jordan’s eco Park helps the country go green!

February 9, 2015, Niron Observer (Arabic)
EcoPeace Response to Jordan Teacher’s Associations Accusations

February 7, 2015, The Star
Platform to foster moderate views

January 25, 2015, The Art Newspaper
Israel’s West Bank barrier will not run through Palestinian world heritage site
by Lauren Gelfond Feldinger

January 22, 2015, Jewish Online News from Australia,
EcoPeace Explained
by Judy Singer

January 13, 2015, SBS Australian News
Environmental conservation in regions engulfed by conflict
by Peggy Giakoumelos

January 12, 2015, 2SER Australian Radio
EcoPeace: promoting peace through environmental heritage
by Sam Baran

January 12, 2015, Palestine News Network
Occupation’s Top Court Gives Temporary Reprieve to Palestinian UNESCO Site
by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man

January 9, 2015, ABC Australian News
Currents of change in the Middle East
by Matt O’Neil

January 9, 2015, Jewish News Australia
Peace through ecology
by Joshua Levi

January 5, 2015, The Media Line
Israeli Supreme Court Freezes Barrier Through Battir
by Linda Gradstein

January 5, 2015, The Telegraph
Palestinian landowners and Israeli residents declare victory after uniting to save historic Roman terraces
by Robert Tait

January 5, 2015 Galei Tzahal Radio (Hebrew)
Good morning show
(scroll to minute 21:00)

January 4, 2015, Channel 10 News (Hebrew)
Israeli High Court forbids the State to build the Separation Barrier in Gush Etzion
by Yoni Green

January 4, 2015, Arutz Sheva (Hebrew)
Israeli High Court: Separation Barrier will not be built in Gush Ezion
by Ido Ben Porat

January 4, 2015, Kipa (Hebrew)
Israeli High Court freezes Separation Barrier in Gush Etzion
by Natanel Leifer

January 4, 2015, Jerusalem Post
High Court freezes work on the security barrier in the Battir Valley
by Tovah Lazaroff

January 4, 2015, Haaretz (Hebrew)
After a lengthy court battle, judges freeze state’s plan to build fence near village of Battir
(for English version, click here)
by Nir Hason

January 4, 2015, Al Arabiya
Israel says barrier to spare ancient Palestinian village
by AFP

January 4, 2015, 972 Magazine
Israel’s top court gives temporary reprieve to Palestinian UNESCO site
by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man

January 4, 2015, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Israeli High Court: Freeze the buidling of the Separatin Barrier at Gush Etzion
by Ariel Cahane and Yael Friedson

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2014

December 21, 2014, Walla News (Hebrew)
Is there a security requirement for the Separation Barrier in Gush Etzion?
by Shabtai Bendat

October 31, 2014, SRF Swiss Radio and TV channel (in German)
Battir: Where a piece of the Wall is still missing
by Eduard Erne

October 23, 2014, Hadera news (Hebrew)
Soon: End of Pollution into Hadera Stream
by Hila Nagar

September 30, 2014, The European (German)
A Seed of Hope
by Michael Borchard

September 25, 2014, SIDA website
A scarce resource – good news from the Middle East

September, 2014, Maariv (Hebrew)
Jumping in the Water – page 1 / page 2
by Carmit Sapir Weiss

September 22, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Senior defense official: No operational reason to build West Bank Battir barrier at present
by Tovah Lazaroff

September 22, 2014, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Decision to decide on the fate of the terraces of Batir was suspended
by Nir Hasson

September 21, 2014, Galatz Israel Radio (Hebrew)
Evening Talk Hour – on the issue of Battir
(scroll to minute 4:00)

September 21, 2014, Channel 1 Israel TV (Hebrew)
Evening News – on the issue of Battir
(scroll to minute 38:00)

September 21, 2014, Jerusalem Post
West Bank Battir barrier off the table for now
by Tovah Lazaroff

September 21, 2014, i24 News
Battir Terraces Hanging on the Balance
by Tal Shalev

September 21, 2014, Walla News (Hebrew)
Did opposition pay off? The government will not vote on the Separation Barrier
by Amir Tivon

September 19, 2014, Haaretz
Cabinet due to again approve controversial section of West Bank barrier
by Nir Hasson

September 19, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Israel to re-authorize security barrier route near West Bank historical site
by Tovah Lazaroff

September 19, 2014, Ynet (Hebrew)
The Barrier that Unites Palestinians and Settlers
by Elior Levi, Itai Blumental and Yoav Zitun

September 18, 2014, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Government expected to reconfirm building of the Separation Barrier at Battir, near Jerusalem
by Nir Hasson

September 18, 2014, Walla News (Hebrew)
Alert ahead of the vote on the Separation Barrier
by Amir Tivon

September 11, 2014, Alkawn News (Arabic)
Friends of the Earth Middle East held an environmental meeting in Karak to discuss Basin wide expansions for the GWN project
by Fathi Al Hweimel

July 31, 2014, Haaretz (Hebrew)
UNESCO saved Battir from the Separation Barrier
by Zafrir Rinat

June 29, 2014, JSpace News
Israelis and Jordanians Come Together to Tackle House Fly Swarms at Dead Sea
by Tamar Auber

June 24, 2014, Ynet (Hebrew)
On the Wings of Peace: Israel and Jordan battle flies
by Ro’i Kais

June 24, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Israel, Jordan to cooperate on eradicating housefly swarms
by Sharon Udasin

June 22, 2014, Global Magazine (French)
Battir – Palestinian Israeli Victory

June 22, 2014, RFI (Radio France International)
Battir, World Heritage Site
by Nicolas Ropert

June 22, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Battir in West Bank named ‘Palestine’s’ second World Heritage site
by Tovah Lazaroff

June 21, 2014, Ynet.com
Ancient Palestinian village gets World Heritage nod
by AP

June 21, 2014, Haaretz (Hebrew)
UNESCO lists the ancient terraces of Battir as a World Heritage Site
by Reuters

June 21, 2014, Maan News Agency (Arabic)
Battir included on World Heritage List

April 28, 2014, Haaretz (Hebrew)
The Civil Administration approved material for treatment of carcinogenic waste in the Hebron Stream
by Zafrir Rinat

April 28, 2014, Jerusalem Post
IDF gesture will keep carcinogen out of Israeli, Palestinian water supply
by Sharon Udasin and Tovah Lazaroff

February 26, 2014, Devex International Development Career Forum
Want to create political will? Try Water
by Kelli Rogers

February 26, 2014, Arte Journal (French)
West Bank: the occupation and its consequences
by Uri Schneider

February 16, 2014, Jerusalem Post
UNESCO to weigh listing Battir as World Heritage site in ‘Palestine’
by Tovah Lazaroff

February 16, 2014, Middle East Online
Palestinians seek UN heritage status for ancient village

February 16, 2014, Maan TV (video) (Arabic)
Environmentalists warn of environmental disaster due to Israeli factories
by Raed Omer

February 16, 2014, Salam TV (Arabic)
A delegation from Friends of the Middle East on a visit to “Gishuri” factories

February 16, 2014, Alfajer print news (Arabic)
Tulkarm: “Gishuri” factories facing the Supreme Court in the 24th of the month

February 16, 2014, Alfajer TV (Arabic)
Friends of the Earth network in the Middle East visiting Tulkarem to discuss the issue of chemical plants west of the city

February 10, 2014, SIDA website
Whose Garbage is This Anyway?

February 3, 2014, CNN
Israeli barrier threatens heritage site
by Ben Wedeman

January 29, 2014, Sky News
Israel ‘Must Divide’ Ancient West Bank Village
by Tom Rayner

January 29, 2014, Middle East Online
Israel considers appeals against West Bank barrier

January 29, 2014, Ynet (Hebrew)
The battle over the barrier that will protect Jerusalem from the South
by Elior Levi

January 29, 2014, Kristeligt Dagblad (Danish)
4000 years old terrasses fate is decided today
by Allan Sorensen

January 28, 2014, The Telegraph
Historic Roman terraces face threat from the building of Israel’s separation barrier
by Robert Tait

January 28, 2014, Middle East Online
Israel’s separation barrier can destroy livelihoods, redraw Palestinian demographics

January 3, 2014, Al Monitor
In the name of “Israeli Security” (Hebrew version)
Israel’s separation fence accommodates settlers (English version)
by Akiva Eldar

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2013

December 25, 2013, Ha’aretz (Hebrew)
Procrastination in defining powers hinders pollution monitoring in the West Bank
by Zafrir Rinat

December 17, 2013, Walla (Hebrew)
Despite negotiations: Will the Palestinians go against Israel to the UN?
by Amir Tibon

December 15, 2013, The Times of Israel
D’ Day for Battir
by Gidon Bromberg

December 11, 2013, Israel Social TV
Rampant Agriculture in the Jordan Valley

December 4, 2013, Deeretna news (Arabic)
Swedish Minister concluded a visit to the Mouth of the Jordan River and South Shuna
by Samar Salma

November 29, 2013, Al Monitor
Israel should increase Palestinian water quotas
by Danny Rubinstein

November 28, 2013, LocalFirst Blog
Good water neighbors in the Middle East
by Michal Milner

November 26, 2013, Skoll Foundation website
Friends of the Earth Middle East Holds “Good Water Neighbors” Conference

November 25, 2013, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Friends of the Earth Middle East: 2013 Conferences
by Mira Edelstein

November 23, 2013, Jerusalem Post
Different faiths come together in support of the Jordan River
by Sharon Udasin

November 22, 2013, Environment and Climate in the Middle East
Jordan River Conference, “Good Water Neighbors” Conference, new publications – Friends of the Earth, Middle East

November 22, 2013, Port Washington News
Int’l Enviro Group Visits
By Linda Portney Goldstein

November 22, 2013, Hydrology.nl
Transboundary water issues can no longer wait

November 18, 2013, Calcalist (Hebrew)
This Intifada has a simple solution
by Danny Rubenstein

November, 2013, Sinai Chronicle Leeds
A Cross Border Environmental Challenge (pg. 24)
by Amy Lipman Avizohar

November 1, 2013, Electronic Intifada
Ancient Palestinian village given “at risk” recognition
by Sarah Irving

October 4, 2013, ALLMEP newsletter
Alliance For Middle East Peace

October 3, 2013, Christian Science Monitor
4 ways you can take action on the Middle East and North Africa water crisis
by Russell Sticklor

October 2, 2013, National Geographic (Hebrew)
Behind the Fence
by Idit Elnatan

September 22, 2013, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Shortage in Electricity could prevent waste water solution in Gaza
by Zafrir Rinat
Click here for the English translation: Israeli refusal to provide power may sink new Gaza sewage plant

September 13, 2013, Yediot Aharonot (Hebrew)
A (River) Bank to Rent – Nahal Hebron – page 1 / page 2
by Nahum Barnea

August 29, 2013, HonaAlQuds (Arabic)
Projects of the European Union and “Friends of the Earth” to save Auja, water, environment

August 29, 2013, Maan News (Arabic)
EU organizes a press visit to the village of Auja

August 29, 2013, Amad News (Arabic)
The village of Auja – Jordan Valley: Water and Environment high on priorities for projects by the European Union and Friends of the Earth Middle East

August 29, 2013, Palestine News Network (Arabic)
A tour for journalists in the village of Auja in the Jordan Valley

August 29, 2013, Pal 24 News (Arabic)
Palestinian journalists on a tour of the village of Auja

August 28, 2013, EU Newsletter
Middle East Partnership for Peace: teachers come together to discuss environmental communication

August 20, 2013, Wafa News (Arabic)
Agricultural terraces and historic irrigation system
by Mohammed Awad

August 19, 2013, Maan News (Arabic)
Media tour in the town of Battir to introduce support for water projects

August 19, 2013, Bethlehem TV (Arabic)
Bethlehem: Reporters learn about the conditions of Battir

August 19, 2013, Wattan TV (Arabic)
Battir water system saves historic territory from the claws of the Wall

August 19, 2013, Al Wattan Voice (Arabic)
Video PNN: Friends of the Earth and the European Union organized a tour in the town of Battir to talk about water projects

August 18, 2013, Donia Al Wattan TV (Arabic)
Media tour of Ramallah and Bethlehem in the village of Battir at the invitation of Friends of the Earth

August 18, 2013, Al Quds (Arabic)
Bethlehem: Reporters learn about the conditions of Battir
by Abdul Rahman Yunus

August 18, 2013, Radio Bethlehem 2000 (Arabic)
A group of journalists visiting the village of Battir, west of Bethlehem

August 18, 2013, Palestine 24 (Arabic)
Battir – in the grips of the occupation

August 13, 2013, Badische Zeitung (German)
Endangered Garden of Eden

July 4, 2013, The Forward
Settlers and Palestinians Alike Spew Sewage in Fragile West Bank
By Nathan Jeffay

June 11, 2013, AlArab Alyawm (Arabic)
Compost invades Southern Jordan Valley

June 10, 2013, Tablet
Land for Peace in the Battle Over Millennia-Old Palestinian Farming Terraces
by Daniella Cheslow

May 24, 2013, Amman Market News (Arabic)
Study for the establishment of organic fertilizer factory in Ghor Safi

May 19, 2013, Yahoo! News
In Israel, a modern wall is halted by ancient terraces
by Joshua Mitnick

May 19, 2013, Christian Science Monitor
In Israel, a modern wall is halted by ancient terraces
by Joshua Mitnick

May 15, 2013, Trade Arabia
Grohe launches water project in Jordan

May 14, 2013, Middle East News
GROHE And Friends Of The Earth Middle East Launch ‘Water For Life’ Initiative In Jordan Foundation For Community Services Pioneer project to provide water to Bedouin families in Jordan

May 9, 2013, Addustur (Arabic)
Friends of the Earth succeed to halt construction of the Separation Barrier near the Palestinian Village

May 7, 2013, Skoll Foundation
Friends of the Earth Middle East Helps Preserve Heritage and Agricultural Site
by Sally Farhat Kassab

May 3, 2013, Jerusalem Post
Court asks IDF to explain barrier route decision
by Tovah Lazaroff

May 2, 2013, Ha’aretz
High Court orders Defense Ministry to halt construction of part of West Bank barrier
by Nir Hasson

May 2, 2013, Ha’aretz (Hebrew)
Israeli High Court tells the Ministry of Defense to Halt Building of the Separation Barrier at Battir
by Nir Hasson

May 2, 2013 JWeekly. com
Trekking, together: East Bay community trip to Israel builds identity, friendships
by Emma Silver

May 1, 2013, Ha’aretz
Supreme Court hears proposal for ‘green’ fence along Green Line
by Nir Hasson

May 1, 2013, Jewish Daily Forward
Israel Pushes Plan for ‘Greener’ Green Line
published by Ha’aretz

May, 2013, Jewish Chronicle
The Good Campaigners
by Nathan Jeffay

April 22, 2013, Christian Science Monitor
Environmentalists tap Palestinian schoolchildren to clean Jerusalem’s holy valley
By Chelsea B. Sheasley

March 31, 2013, Haaretz (Hebrew)
The Valley of Sensors
by Zafrir Rinat

March 22, 2013, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) website (in Swedish)
Cooperation on Water in Focus

March 22, 2013, The Jordan Times
World Water Day
by Charlotta Sparre, Ambassador of Sweden to Jordan

March 21, 2013, Hazman HaYarok (Hebrew)
Cooperation on the Rehabilitation of the Jordan River
by Eli Kedem

March 20, 2013, Syracuse.com, powered by The Post
While in Israel, Obama should hit the pubs
By Miriam Fendius Elman

March 6, 2013, International Water Law Project Blog
Water Security, National Security and Israel’s Separation Wall: The Case of Battir
by Elana Katz-Mink

March 4, 2013, Business Intelligence Middle East
INJAZ Al-Arab ranked amongst world’s top 100 NGOs (FoEME mentioned)…)

March 1, 2013, Maan News  (Arabic)
Bazaar in Auja (video)

February / March 2013, El Acuerdo
Article on FoEME
by Gidon Bromberg

February 26, 2013, Quds Net News (Arabic)
Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations visiting Auja Environmental Center

February 26, 2013, Maan News (Arabic)
Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations visits Auja Center

February 24, 2013, Radio Bethlehem (Arabic)
Delegation of South Hebron Education Department visits Environmental Centre in the town of Auja

February 20, 2013, Jordan Times
Bazaar promotes Jordan Valley women’s handmade products
by Gaelle Sundelin

February 17, 2013, Haaretz
Palestinians reject Israel’s compromise for West Bank fence: Stop rail traffic instead of building on our land
by Zafrir Rinat

February 17, 2013, Haaretz (Hebrew)
The States’ Compromise:  A Fence Instead of a Wall
by Zafrir Rinat

February 15, 2013, Jerusalem Post
Bank barrier would destroy ancient terraces
by Tovah Lazaroff

February 13, 2013, Emek Hefer website (Hebrew)
Tour to West Nablus WWTP and Tulkarem Central Dumpsite
by Arnon Goren

February 13, 2013, Emek Hefer website (Hebrew)
Upstream Cross Border Visit

February 7, 2013, Palestinian Press TV
Palestinians to make Battir village as world heritage site

January 31, 2013, Alkuk (Arabic)
Culture of cleanliness (and youth camp in Baka Gharbia)

January 31, 2013, Alkul (Arabic)
A new system to detect Environmental Hazards – in Baka Gharbia

January 25, 2013, Al Monitor
PA Seeks UNESCO Protection For Threatened Village
by Lena Odgaard

January 10, 2013, Green Prophet
10 Green Prophets for 2012
by Karin Kloosterman

January 5, 2013, NTV Russian TV
People came to the defense of old terraces and environmental heritage – an excursion to the famous village
by Bova Gorodovikova

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2012

December 2012, USAID Global Waters
FoEME photo under UN International Year of Water Cooperation 2013

December 27, 2012, Maan News – Video  (Arabic)
Battir Concert report – Interview with Nader Khateeb and Akram Bader – Head of Battir Council

December 23, 2012, Washington Post
West Bank barrier plan threatens ancient farming landscape
by Joel Greenberg

December 21, 2012, Jerusalem Post
Change is not always good
by Linda Gradstein

December 20, 2012, The Media Line
Change is not always good
by Linda Gradstein

December 18, 2012, Middle East Experience
Palestinian Villagers and Israeli Environmentalists Join Forces to Protect Ancient Artifacts
by MEE Administrator

December 18, 2012, Green Prophet
Palestinian Villagers and Israeli Environmentalists Join Forces to Protect Ancient Artefacts
by Arwa Aburawa

December 18, 2012, Alkul newspaper (Arabic)
Environmental Photo Exhibit “Of Our Own Making” in Baka Gharbia

December 17, 2012, Green Prophet
Israel’s High Court Spares West Bank Agriculture
by Tafline Laylin

December 16, 2012, Baka2day news (Arabic)
Opening of the exhibition “Of Our Own Making” to view environment in the vicinity of Baka Gharbia

December 14, 2012, Haaretz
Israeli High Court orders state to find alternative to separation fence at West Bank village
by Nir Hasson

December 14, 2012, Maan News TV (Video – Arabic)
FoEME’s Nader Khateeb talks about the issues in Battir (at minute 3:20)

December 13, 2012, IBA radio news item (Hebrew)
High Court: Reconsider the Barrier near Battir
by Amotz Shapira

December 13, 2012, 24 News
Plan needed for West Bank barrier – NGO
by AFP

December 13, 2012, Naharnet
Israel Court Orders Reroute of West Bank Barrier

December 13, 2012, The Guardian
Hamas rallies in Fatah-dominated West Bank suggest growing Palestinian unity
by Harriet Sherwood

December 13, 2012, Ynet (Hebrew)
Because of Nature: Separation Barrier route will be reconsidered in Nahal Refaim
by Billi Frankel

December 13, 2012, Jerusalem Post
Analysis:  The wall in the court room
by Yonah Jeremy Bob

December 13, 2012, Ynet (Hebrew)
Israeli High Court to the State: Need to present an alternative plan within 90 days
by Billi Frankel

December 13, 2012, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Israel High Court orders the State to look again at constructing the Barrier at Battir
by Nir Hasson

December 12, 2012, Jerusalem Post
State may destroy Bar Kochba era site for Barrier
by Yonah Jeremy Bob

December 12, 2012, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Israeli Nature and Parks Authority representative to the High Court: the Separation Barrier will harm nature
by Nir Hasson

December 12, 2012, Radio Jerusalem (Hebrew)
Gidon Bromberg on the Petition to the High Court against the Separation Barrier in Battir

December 12, 2012, Haaretz
Israel green agency backs Palestinian farmers on West Bank wall
by Reuters

December 12, 2012, Reuters
Israel green agency backs Palestinian farmers on West Bank wall
by Dan Williams

December 12, 2012, Jerusalem Post
Court to rule if security barrier endangers Battir
by Yonah Jeremy Bob

December 12, 2012, EU Neighborhood Info Center
West Bank: a concert to draw attention to the region’s threatened environmental heritage

December 11, 2012, The Guardian
Isreali separation wall threatens Battir’s ancient terraces
by Harriet Sherwood

December 11, 2012, Megafon News (Hebrew)
Ahinoam Nini stills believes: A Miracle will happen here
by Anat Kohn-Aman

December 6, 2012, Haaretz
UNESCO likely to recognize West Bank village’s terraces as heritage site (English)
(Click here for the article in Hebrew)
by Nir Hasson

December 2012, Vimeo Video
Sabras – The Story of the Palestinian Village of Wadi Fukin
by Leeor Kaufman

December 2012, Global News (German)
The threat to the Jordan
by Inga Stocker

November 21, 2012, Haaretz
Why do rockets buy dialogue with Israel and not non-violence?
by Anat Bin Nun

November 14, 2012, Christian Science Monitor
How water could bring Israelis, Palestinians together
by Christa Case Bryant

November 7, 2012, Addustour (Arabic)
Through the Jericho conference, Jordan provides a project to implement sewage network in the Jordan Valley
by Jameel Al Saydieh

November 1, 2012, Israel Channel 2 TV
Palestinians and Israeli settlers against the Separation Barrier
by Ohad Hemo

October 23, 2012, Green Prophet
Gaza’s First Recycling Plant and Not a Minute Too Soon
by Tafline Laylin

October 18, 2012 Haaretz 

Separation fence threatens to destroy farming, ecosystem around Jerusalem
by Zafrir Rinat

October 10, 2012, Cleveland Jewish News
Israeli environmentalist Bromberg highlights water challenges
by CJN staff report

October 3, 2012, The Media Line
Israel’s Separation Barrier Could Damage Ancient Roman Aqueduct
by Linda Gradstein

October 2012, De Brug (Dutch)
It’s good for Israelis, Jordanians, Palestinians as they manage their water resources together
by Max Arian

September 19, 2012, Alkul.com (Arabic)
Inauguration of eco-facility in the Khwarizmi school, Baka Gharbia

September 16, 2012, Maan News Agency (Arabic)
To discuss the water issue – agreement on forming a Palestinian Jordanian parliamentary committee

September 16, 2012, Maan News Agency (Arabic)
Abbas Zaki receives Jordanian Parliament Delegation

September 16, 2012, Maan News Agency (Arabic)
Jordanian parliamentary delegation underlines the spirit of Jordanian-Palestinian brotherly relationship

September, 2012, Emek Hefer RC website (Hebrew)
FoEME Annual Conference
by Zeev Hagali

September 13, 2012, Environment and Climate in the Middle East
New publication: Community Based Problem Solving on Water Issues

September 12, 2012, Artuz Sheva (Hebrew)
Despite government oppostion: Orit Zuaretz in Jericho conference
by Shimon Cohen

September 6, 2012, Boston Globe
On a trip to the West Bank, a vision of potential for peace
by Phil Primack

July 26, 2012, AlertNet
The Battle for Water – “Good Water Neighbours” collaborate over waters shared by Palestinians, Israelis and Jordanians
by Michael Schwartz

July 18, 2012, St. Louis Jewish Light
Social justice activism in Israel
by Gail Weschler

July 7, 2012, San Francisco Chronicle
Battir terraces at center of preservation fight
by Isabel Kershner

June 27, 2012, Danish Radio
Palestinians:  UNESCO should stop security fence
by Hanna Foghel

June 25, 2012, The New York Times
A Palestinian Village Tries to Protect a Terraced Ancient Wonder of Agriculture
by Isabel Kershner

June 24, 2012, +972 magazine
The Wall, 10 years on…part 9, Dividing land – water, fauna, flora
by Haggai Matar

June 24, 2012, My Say (Hebrew)
10 years to the Wall – Dividing the land by water, by flora, by fauna
by Haggai Matar

May 23, 2012, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Archeological Dig, with no politics
by Nir Hasson

May 16, 2012, Haaretz
After years of neglect, Palestinians going green
by Associated Press

May 5, 2012, Consulate General of the U.S. in Jerusalem
American Consul General Highlights Environmental Conservation with Hebron Municipality and Student Leaders
Hassna Dajani, press officer

April 30, 2012, Jerusalem Post
Sri Lankan NGO head visits to study environment
by Sharon Udasin

April 26, 2012, AlMadenah News (Arabic)
Volunteer Day in Al Karaymeh, Jordan
by AlMadenah staff

April 26, 2012, Bergesh News (Arabic)
Volunteer Day at Al Karaymeh, Jordan
by Abeer Al Jamaml

April 25, 2012, Almamlaka Alyoum News (Arabic)
Volunteer Day at Al Karaymeh, Jordan
by Abeer Al Jamaml

April 25, 2012, Al Rai newspaper (Arabic)
Al Fayez: environmental projects targeted to serve the tourist sites to increase visitors
by Jehad Darawshe

April 25, 2012, Almustaqbal (Arabic)
Volunteer day at Al Karaymeh, Jordan
by Abeer al Jamaml

April 24, 2012, Green Prophet
Can Shared Water Be the Key to Peace?
by Shifra Mincer

April 21, 2012, Radio Reshet Bet (Hebrew)
Launch of new project “Protecting Ground Water”
The Way to Nature

April 20, 2012, Haaretz
Ecology-minded Palestinian village fights plans for separation fence
by Nir Hasson

April 19, 2012, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Local authorities to fight against water contamination

April 19, 2012, Tashtiot (Hebrew)
Nine local authorities have signed a commitment to protect groundwater

April 19, 2012, The Weekly Current
Prevent Water Wars in the Middle East
Cell, Euphrates program

April 17, 2012, Green Prophet
Water Scarcity Leads More to Peace Than to War
by Tafline Laylin

April 11, 2012, Palestine News Network PNN (Arabic)
World Bank agrees to finance the water systems for villages west of Bethlehem
Article in AlAyyam
Article in AlQuds
Summary of article in English

April 4, 2012, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Students from the Negev Present: Rehabilitation of the Hebron Stream
by Dani Beller

April 2, 2012, Siach Conversation
Environmental Peace in the Wild Middle East
by Amy Lipman Avizohar

April 2, 2012, Skoll Foundation
Closing Plenary of the Skoll Forum
with Gidon Bromberg

April 2, 2012, Huffington Post
Four Eco-Documentaries That Will Fuel Your Fire
by Stefanie Penn Spear

March 28, 2012, Fatehwatan (Arabic)
Jordan Valley Environmental Education Center celebrating World Water Day

March 10, 2012, Reshet Bet Radio (Hebrew)
The Way to Nature – interview with mayor of Baka Gharbia
with Miki Maron

March 9, 2012, Friday Radio program (Arabic)
FoEME’s Muhammed Biadsi on Baka Gharbia and the GWN project

March 7, 2012, Reshet Bet Radio (Hebrew)
Morning show – interview with Gidon Bromberg on new Baka Sharkia sewage network
with Guy Kotev

March 5, 2012, Israel 21c
Eco-park for a green peace
by Karin Kloosterman

March 2, 2012, Haaretz
Conflict zones looking to U.S.- Israeli NGO’s model for environmental cooperation
by Andrew Tobin

March 2012, Wildlife Middle East News, March newsletter
New EcoCenter Provides Opportunity for Research in a Palestinian Biodiversity Hotspot
by Greg Shaheen

February 18, 2012, AlertNet
Cimate security as agent provocateur
by Katie Harris

February 9, 2012, Channel 23 Israel TV (Hebrew)
Good Water Neighbors
with Gal Gabai

February 8, 2012, Alkul local newspaper (Arabic)
Environmental Conference in Jordan: The Water Crisis must transcend political borders

January 26, 2012, Your Middle East
Israel and Palestine Join Hands Again to Build a Restorative Eco-Park
by Tafline Laylin

January 25, 2012, Green Prophet
Israel and Palestine Join Hands Again to Build a Restorative Eco-Park
by Tafline Laylin

January 18, 2012, Maan news (Arabic)
Water flowing again in Auja spring

January 4, 2012, Ynet.com
Israel, PA to form first joint eco-park
by Elad Rubinstein

January 4, 2012, Green Prophet
Green Prophet’s 11 Eco-Heroes for 2011
by Arwa Aburawa

January 3, 2012, RTCC
Thirst for water a sinking point at Israel-Palestine talks
By Tierney Smith

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2011

December 26,2011, Sababa04 Northern Israel Portal
Initiative: Joint EcoPark for Jenin and Gilboa

December 24, 2011, Ynet.co.il (Hebrew) – includes video (partly English)
Vison for the Kishon: Joint Ecological Park for Gilboa and Jenin
by Elad Rubinstein

November 19, 2011, Alkul (Arabic) – with many photos
A group of students from Friends of the Earth visit in Jordan

November 14, 2011, Palestine News Network
With Grey Water Recylcing, Hope Springs in the Desert
PNN staff

November 14, 2011, Environment and Climate in the Middle East
With Grey Water Recylcing, Hope Springs in the Desert
Posted by Itai Greenspan

October 11, 2011, World Affairs Council of Washington D.C.
Foreign Policy Series: “Share the Water, Build the Peace”

October 7, 2011, YourTravelChoice.org
Al Auja: Experiencing Palestine’s multifaceted cultural, environmental and political issues
by Teresa Berninger

October 5, 2011,  GreenWise Business UK
Security force: sustainability and conflict
by Anna Simpson

October 3, 2011, NZZ online (German)
Leeor Kaufman: Wadi Fukin –  A Village on the Border
by Angela Schader

October, 2011, Burn Magazine
Sabras – The Story of Wadi Fukin
by Leeor Kaufman

October 2, 2011, Mako.co.il – Travel Section (Hebrew)
The Good Intentions Path
by Yotam Yakobson

October 2011, Participant Media
Festival 2011: LAST CALL AT THE OASIS trailer (YouTube)
The Glass is Still Half Full

October 2011, Global Waters
Building Bridges with Water (page 9-10)
USAID

September 29, 2011, Participant Media; Take Part
Can Water Bring Peace to the Middle East?

September 26, 2011, Jerusalem Post
Israeli, Palestinian experts meet over water agreements
by Sharon Udasin

September 22, 2011, Globes/Ha’aretz (Hebrew)
The Good Intentions Path
(Website version)
by Yotam Yakobson

September 2011, JO Magazine
Sharhabil EcoPark – Good Parks Start with Good Fences (Magazine version)
(Website version)
by Cassady Walters

September 11, 2011, The Daily News Egypt
Global Sister Cities Summit concludes with signing of MoU
by Omnia Al Desoukie

September 9, 2011, Al Masry Al Youm
Community self-advocacy needed to solve regional water mismanagement
by Louise Sarant

September 6, 2011,  OurEarth.org news
EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East: Environmental Peacemaking in Jordan, Palestine, and Israel
by Efrath Silver and Jessica Marx

August 17, 2011, Walla News (Hebrew)
SEJ prize to story on water allocation between Israelis and Palestinians
by Emilie Greenzweig

August 12, 2011, Society of Environmental Journalists website
Winners: Society of Environmental Journalists10th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment
See First Place – Outstanding Single Story

August 12, 2011, Skoll Foundation
Water:  What bonds Palestinians and Israelis
by Sally Farhat Kassab

August 12, 2011, Reshet Bet Israel Radio (Hebrew)
FoEME’s objection to Expansion of Jordan Valley Land and Water Use to Settlements
by Shimon Vilna’i

August 5, 2011, GreenProphet
Palestine/Israel: A Stunning Tale of Peace, Water And Walls
by Arwa Aburawa

August 2, 2011, Hard News
Hope floats, on water
by Beena Sarwar

August 1, 2011
TEDx Talk at Yale University

July 31, 2011, Agriculture Magazine (Hebrew)
The World is Thirsty for Water
by Nehama Dushnik

July 29, 2011, AlJazeera
Can water end the Arab-Israeli conflict?
by Arwa Aburawa

July 26, 2011, Palestine Note
Wadi Fukin, a Valley of Hope and Despair

July 21, 2011, Al Arab (Arabic)
Survey:  83% of Israelis do not know the legal status of the Jordan Valley
by Khaled Abu Walid Ahmed

July 21, 2011, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Must Reads:  Good Water Neighbors
by Melissa Silverman

July 20, 2011, The International News Pakistan
Water sharing issues among neighbours can be resolved
by Aoun Sahi

July 20, 2011, Aman Ki Asha, the News
Needed:  Cooperation on Climate Change and on Water Sharing
by Aoun Sahi

July 20, 2011 Huffington Post Canada
Water Middle East
by Craig and Marc Kielburger

July 19, 2011, The Star.com
Global Voices: Water can be a bridge to peace in the Middle East
by Marc and Craig Keilburger

July 18, 2011, Edmonton Journal
Mideast group floats plan for peace based on water
by Marc and Craig Keilburger

July 18, 2011, The Vancouver Sun
Middle East group hopes to bring people together over water
by Marc and Craig Keilburger

July 17, 2011, Times Colonist
Water can help create a bridge to peace in the Middle East
by Marc and Craig Kielburger

July 9, 2011, Ma’an News (Arabic)\
Students from the University of Jerusalem’s Department of Environment on a field trip to Jericho and the Auja EcoCenter

July 9, 2011, The News International
Disaster management can bring Pakistan, India closer
by Khalid Khattak

July 9, 2011, The Express Tribune
Regional cooperation: ‘Climate change bigger threat than wars’

July 7, 2011, Green Prophet
Bethlehem’s Mayor Without Water For 34 Days
by Tafline Laylin

July 7, 2011, Alan Weinkratz blog
All We Are Saying… is Give Water a Chance
by Alan Weinkratz

July 6, 2011, Jerusalem Post
Panel on water solutions in Middle East gets heated
by Sharon Udasin

June 29, 2011, Mashov Haklaut (Hebrew)
A plan to desalinate grey water for agricultural use in West Bank villages

June 28, 2011, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Cross Border Activism
by Jeremy Ben Shalom

June 23, 2011, Polosa (Russian)
Protecting the Environment – a common cause

June 23, 2011, Isra.com (Russian)
Protecting the Environment – a common cause

June 23, 2011, the Epoch Times (Hebrew)
Knesset Environment Day – guests from Jordan and the Palestinian Authority
by Marlene Aviva Greenfeter

June 22, 2011, Jerusalem Post
Palestinians, Jordanians join Knesset environment day
by Sharon Udasin

June 22, 2011, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Flowing?  Jordanian and Palestinians talk about water in the Knesset
by Arik Bendar

June 22, 2011, The Epoch Times (Hebrew)
Green in the Knesset on Environment Day
by Marlene Aviva Greenfeter

June 22, 2011, Kol Yisrael Arabic Radio
Environment Day in the Knesset

June 15, 2011, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Where are environmental hazards located?  Check Google Earth
by NRG staff

June 15, 2011, Reshet Bet Radio (Hebrew)
FoEME and Google Earth
by Noam Bar Shalom

June 6, 2011, Israel21c
Let Peace Begin with Water
by Karin Kloosterman

June 3, 2011, Negev News (Hebrew)
First step to rehabilitating the Hebron Stream
by Oded Bar Meir

June 1, 2011, 52 New Things (Blog)
Friends of the Earth Middle East: Giving New Meaning to the Purpose of Challenge 6
by Trish Siplon

May 31, 2011, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Indications of a solution to Hebron sewage flowing into Israel
by Zafrir Rinat

May 31, 2011, Van Leer Institute website
Environmental Pollution Respects No Borders
with FoEME’s Michal Sagive and Iyad Aburdeineh speaking

May 26, 2011, Jerusalem Post
PA to get $45m. wastewater treatment facility in Hebron
by Sharon Udasin

May 26, 2011, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Sewage first: Coexistence flows through Hebron
by Amichai Atali and Dalia Mazori

May 25, 2011, Energia News (Hebrew)
$45M will be invested in a WWTP in Hebron

May 25, 2011, Tashtiyot (Hebrew)
The World Bank will invest $45M in the construction of a WWTP in Hebron
by Nati Grantz

May 25, 2011, The Marker (Hebrew)
The World Bank will invest $45M in the construction of a WWTP in Hebron
by Amiram Cohen

May 10, 2011, Huffington Post
The Arab Spring Flows Through Auja, Palestine
by Karin Kloosterman

May 7, 2011, CCTV
Auja Water Story
by Stephanie Fried

May 1, 2011, Green Prophet
A “Fresh” Arab Spring Flows Through Auja, Palestine
by Karin Kloosterman

April 30, 2011, Jordan Valley Regional Council local news (Hebrew)
A song for the Jordan River

April 29, 2011, U.S. Consul General of the U.S. Weekly Mailing
U.S. Support for Earth Day Highlighted by Consul General’s Visit to the Al Auja Eco-Center in the Jordan Valley

April 27, 2011, Al Hayat al Gadida (Arabic)
U.S. Consul General visits Auja’s Jordan Valley Environmental Center

April 26, 2011, U.S. Department of State Press Release
U.S. Support for Earth Day Highlighted by Consul General’s Visit to the Al Auja Eco-Center in the Jordan Valley

April 19, 2011, Green Prophet
New EcoPark Opens in Jordan
by Arwa Aburawa

April 17, 2011, The Epoch Times (Hebrew)
EcoTourism vision – An area where the Lower Jordan River flows in its center
by Marlene Aviva Greenfetter

April 13, 2011, IBA TV News
Israeli Palestinian Water Accord

April 13, 2011, Ad Dustur (Arabic)
Prince Hassan: The Dead Sea has shrunk by two thirds between 1931 and 1993
by Ashraf Azawahrp

April 13, 2011,  Al Rai (Arabic)
Mr. Badran opens Sharhabil bin Hassaneh environmental EcoPark
by Ashraf Al-Ghazawi

April 11, 2011, Horinko Group
Friends of the Earth Middle East and Water Resources Action Project Join Forces
March newsletter

April 5, 2011, Kacha Zeh (Hebrew)
Warning: Students are also inspectors!

April 1, 2011, Hadit el Nas (Arabic)
Israeli – Palestinian Farmers meeting in Emek Hefer

April 1, 2011, Hadera News (Hebrew)
Farmers Peace
by Natan Doitch and Nitzan Heiman

April 1, 2011, Netanya News (Hebrew)
Fruits of Peace
by Natan Doitch and Nitzan Heiman

April 1, 2011, Modi’in News (Hebrew)
We’re going for Good Neighbors
by Noga Feige

March 31, 2011, The Diplomat magazine
Sustainability: Our best defence?
(Case Study – Wadi Fukin)
by Anna Simpson

March 31, 2011, The Jewish Chronicle
A water crisis on the way for Middle East

March 30, 2011, Mekomon (Hebrew)
Palestinian Farmers in Emek Hefer
by Haim Sfada

March 22, 2011, Jordan Times
The importance of Water
by Charlotta Sparre

March 16, 2011, Israland (Russian)
Jordan River Song by Youth

March 11, 2011, Jordan Times
Green eco-park to be launched next year
by Hana Namrouqa

February 23, 2011, Alkul (Arabic)
Baka Gharbia – Ecofacility opening ceremony

February 17, 2011, Green Prophet
Jordan Valley Eco-Centre Opens Community Guesthouse
by Sarah Irving

February 14, 2011, Rozana.co.il (Arabic)
Women Friends of the Environment

February 9, 2011, Reshet Alef Radio (Hebrew)
Good Water Neighbors

January, 2011 National Geographic Traveler (Hebrew)
Neighbors Paths
by Eyal Shapira

January 25, 2011, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
A ‘green’ family
by Shahar Peled

January 7, 2011,  Wiesbaden Erbesheimer Scoreboard
Environmental protection and peace work in Jordan
by Theresa Schwarz

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2010

December 15, 2010, Al Hayat (Arabic)
A workshop in Al Bireh calls for the initiation of the national awareness program related to Water and Environment

December 15, 2010, Al Quds (Arabic)
Call for the initiation of a national awareness program especially for water and environment

December 15, 2010, Al Ayam (Arabic)
In a workshop at Al Bireh, discussion of ways to save environment and find solution for the water problem

December 14, 2010, Maan News Agency (Arabic)
A call for the initiation for a national awareness program specially for Water & Environment

December 14, 2010, Palestine News Network (Arabic)
FoEME and WEDO organized a workshop at the Red Crescent in El Bireh entitled “Environmental Challenges in Palestine” to discuss the importance of environmental awareness and saving Palestinian water rights

December 15, 2010, Wafa News Agency (Arabic)
Discussion on ways to save the environment and find solutions for water problems

December 13, 2010, Anna Lindh Foundation website
EcoPeace Honored in Brussels

December 10, 2010, EMWIS – EuroMed Information System on know-how in the Water sector
Friends of the Earth Middle East: “Good Water Neighbors” Annual Regional Conference

December 1, 2010, ENPI Info Center
Eco Peace to receive Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue Award in Brussels

November 25, 2010, Anna Lindh Foundation website
Eco Peace to be Awarded in Brussels
press release

November 23, 2010, Israel 21c
Israel joint winner of dialogue award

November 22, 2010, Green Capital TV (video – German)
The Onassis Environmental Award

November 22, 2010, The Jordan Times
Onassis Prize to benefit Jordan Valley residents
by Jakob Jessen

November 20, 2010, Greek Reporter
1st Onassis Int’l Prize for the Protection of the Environment Awarded in Hamburg!
by Apostolos Papapostolou

November 17, 2010, DW-World.de (German)
Ecotourism to save the Jordan
by Christoph Dreyer

November 17, 2010, Hamburg.de
“Aristotle Onassis Prize for the Protection of the Environment” goes to “Friends of the Earth Middle East”

November 16, 2010, Greek Reporter
Alternate Minister for Environment, Energy & Climate Change Represents Greece @ The Aristotle Onassis Int’l Prize for the Protection of the Environment
by Venetia Aftzigianni

November 15, 2010, AlJazeera
Valleys of Hope and Despair
by Joshka Wessels

November 10, 2010, Models of Unity
Good Water Neighbors

November 10, 2010, Ecolocalizer
1st Prize for the Protection of the Environment Goes to Friends of the Earth Middle East
by Zachary Shahan

November 9, 2010, Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector – International portal
Israel, Jordan and PA Water/Peace Group Get Onassis €250,000 Prize

November 9, 2010, Alkul news (Arabic)
Ecofacility in Baka Gharbia

November 9, 2010, Loblab.com (Arabic)
Ecofacility in Baka Gharbia

November 8, 2010, Planet Save
Friends of the Earth Middle East Wins Big Award
by Zachary Shahan

November 7, 2010, Friends of the Earth Italy
A Friends of the Earth Middle East il premio Onassis 2010 per la protezione dell’Ambiente

November 7, 2010, Arutz Sheva
Middle East Group Wins Environmental Prize

November 6, 2010, Embassy of Sweden in Amman – website
Discussions on the environmental situation of the Lower Jordan River

November 3, 2010, Science and Technology news
The Aristotle Onassis International Prize for the Protection of the Environment 2010 is awarded to “Friends of the Earth Middle East”

November 2, 2010, Environmental Expert.com
The Aristotle Onassis International Prize for the Protection of the Environment 2010 is awarded to the organization “Friends of the Earth Middle East“
Source:  Ruder Finn

November 2, 2010, Bikyamasr
Friends of the Earth Middle East awarded environment prize
by Bikya Masr staff

November 1, 2010, Green Prophet
Israel, Jordan and PA Water/Peace Group Get Onassis €250,000 Prize
by Karin Kloosterman

November 1, 2010, India Times
Israel, Jordan and PA Water/Peace Group Get Onassis €250,000 Prize

October 30, 2010, Think About It
Middle Eastern Environmental Heroes? FoEME’s Directors!!!
by Hussam

October 13, 2010, Green Prophet
Leaders In The Middle East Need To Take A Big Jump To Address Water Problems
from Common Ground News Service

October 8, 2010, Skoll Foundation
Ecopeace-Friends of the Earth Middle East Featured on PBS Newshour
by Julie Jacobs

October 8, 2010, Haaretz
Israel may seek PA cooperation on would-be UNESCO Heritage Site
by Zafrir Rinat

October 8, 2010,  Haaretz (Hebrew)
A hike on the seamline with Gaza
by Moshe Gilad

October 7, 2010, Middle East Online
Water more important than oil for Middle East Peace

October 5, 2010, PBS News Hour
In Middle East, Coalition Aims to Ease Tension Over Water Resources
with Fred de Sam Lazaro

October 5, 2010, Palestine Note
Water more important than oil for Middle East Peace

October 5, 2010, Common Ground News Service
Water more important than oil for Middle East Peace

September 23, 2010, Jordan Times – Business Club
Marriott Hotels in Jordan celebrate ‘Clean Up the World Campaign’
(third item)

September 21, 2010, Jerusalem Post
The Rivers and the Road Map
by Ron Friedman

September 20, 2010,  Under-told Story Projects
Israeli Settlements and Palestinians
PBS TV

September 15, 2010, United Nations Environment Program
Millions unite for ‘Clean up the World’ campaign
Lara Charles

September 15, 2010, Australian Embassy Website
Clean up the world – environment education day

September 15, 2010, Horizons Solutions
Grassroots Campaign Unites Millions across Globe to Restore and Protect Nature

September 10, 2010, Change.org
To Israel and Palestine Cross-Border Towns, Water Is a Path to Peace
by Jesse Leber

September 7, 2010, Eshkol Regional Council Newspaper
Bi-national coalition to clean up the Besor River (page 10-11)
by Tal Shamir

September 2, 1010, Jerusalem Post
Arab-Israeli Eco group scores award
by Jerusalem Post staff

September 1, 2010, Tashtit (Hebrew)
FoEME wins Euro-Med Award

August 30, 2010,
Muslims go ‘green’ for Ramadan
by Michele Chabin

August 26, 2010, Palestine Monitor
The Stink of Control
Editor

August 5, 2010 – Palestine Monitor
Could Tourism Save The Jordan Valley?

August 3, 2010 – The Daily Star
In the midst of Gaza’s calamity lies an opportunity
By Joseph Mayton

August 2, 2010 – Radio All for Peace (Hebrew)
Hagit Lifshitz with Friends of the Earth, Middle East, “On Wolves and Giraffes – Peace is Not Only Politics”

July, 2010 – Clean up the World
Eshkol (Negev) – Summer Camps – Last Week in July 2010

July 22, 2010, Common Ground News Service
In the Midst of Gaza’s Calamity Lies an Opportunity
By Joseph Mayton

July 25, 2010 – Jewish Federations of North America
Mekor Chaim: Ekev
by Rabbi Steven Moskowitz

June 6, 2010 – NRG (Hebrew)
The factory in Jericho pollutes: Isrealis and Palestinians both suffer
by Tal Libergal

June 3, 2010 – All for Peace Radio
The connection between the Environment and Peace

June 1, 2010 – Ynet (Hebrew)
Guli Ortal-Ivri Presents: Plastic Bags; To Be or Not To Be
by Eran Dekel

April 26, 2010 – Green Prophet
Black Globe for Israel’s PM, While Green Goes To Worthy Organizations
by Karen Chernick

April 23, 2010 – Life and Environment
Green Globes Announcement page

April 23, 2010 – Ha’aretz (Hebrew)
Earth Day: Wadi Fuqin: On one side a Wall, on the other side, Waste
by Zafrir Rinat

April 22, 2010, Israel Channel 10 TV (Hebrew)
“The Professionals” program

April 22, 2010 – Jerusalem Post
And the Green Globe goes to…
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

April 22, 2010 – Israel Ministry of Environment
Israel Green Globe Winners

April 21,2010 – Alkul (Arabic)
Visit of U.S. Under Secretary of State Ms. Maria Otero to Baka el Gharbia and the GWN project

April 21, 2010 – Loblab (Arabic)
Visit of U.S. Under Secretary of State Ms. Maria Otero to Baka el Gharbia and the GWN project

April 19, 2010 – JTA
Palestinian village and Israeli town build rare partnership across line
By Sue Fishkoff

April 15, 2010 – The Jewish Chronicle
The Arabs, the Jew and the quiet eco-project
By Robyn Rosen

April 14, 2010 – American gov.com
Jordanian Entrepreneur Leads Regional Environmental Cooperation
By M. Scott Bortot

March 9, 2010, Jiboneus.com Blog
Green Mideast Peace
Good Water Neighbors
by J Shamsul

March 5, 2010, Epoch Times (Hebrew)
Israeli Palestinian Good Neighbors in Wadi Fuqin
by Aviva-Marlene Greenfetter

March 4, 2010, New Security Beat
Green objections to the Green Line: A Struggle for a Shared Environment in the Middle East
By Julien Katchinoff

February 27, 2010, NRG.co.il / Ma’ariv (Hebrew)
Green from anger: Israelis and Palestinians against the Separation Barrier at Wadi Fuqin
by Tal Shneider

February 17, 2010, Al Rai (Arabic)
Deir Alla Municipality intends to use two birds in Jordan to adopt the project of biological control of rodents to reduce the negative effects on the environment and human life

February 14, 2010, Ad Dustour (Arabic)
FoEME holds workshops with “Water Trustees” students in Hema, Jordan

January 19, 2010, Skoll Foundation blog
Skoll Foundation at Sundance Film Festival
by Bruce Lowry

January 12, 2010, Quotidiano Net (Italian)
Israelis and Palestinians together – A peace on the water of the Jordan
by Chiara Alvisi

January 8, 2010, Al-Quds and AL-Ayyam Newspaper (Arabic)
Dr. Attili Visits the Western Bethlehem Villages for a close look on the water situation

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2009

December 2009, Global Net (Japanese)
Good Water Neighbors

December 27, 2009, BBC Three Counties
Melting Pot with Ian Pearce
by Judi Herman
(broadcasted from December 27 – January 3 on Melting Pot with Ian Pearce, BBC Three Counties Radio)

December 2009, Kings Academy Website
Kings Academy has established a partnership with Friends of the Earth Middle East

December 2009, Education et Francophonie (French)
Education on environmental inter-community dialogue and learning to live together
by Nayla Naoufal

December 2009, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Alison Cameron: Sustainable Development in Amman

November, 2009
People and Peace in the Middle East: Report of The Elders’ visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, 24-28 August 2009
(See reference to FoEME and our GWN project on page 35 \”The Future\”)

November 11, 2009, Kings Academy
Students attend Good Water Neighbors conference

October 7, 2009, Alkul (Arabic)
Baka Gharbia youth tour \”Neighbors Paths\” in the Tamar and Eshkol Regional Council

September 27, 2009, Ha\’aretz
Israelis, Palestinians work together in bid to solve local water shortage
by Akiva Eldar

September 6, 2009, Washington Post
The Elders’ View of the Middle East
Op-ed by Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President, talks about the example of successful peacemaking he witnessed between the GWN communities of Wadi Fukin and Tzur Hadassah on his recent visit to the region…

September 2, 2009, Skoll Foundation blog
Final Day in the Middle East
by Jeff Skoll

August 28, 2009, Calcalist (Hebrew)
E-bay founder: I got sick of Hi-Tech
by Revital Hoval
(English translation)

August 28, 2009, The Elders Middle East blog
Local peacebuilding – a story of hope
by Gali Agnon

August 28, 2009, The Elders Middle East blog
Valley of thorns works to become a valley of peace
by Fahmi Manasra

August 24, 2009, Take Part
A visit to the Middle East
by Jeff Skoll

August 9, 2009, Green Prophet
The Elders and Eco Minded Businessmen to Visit Israel, West Bank, and Gaza
by Karen Chernick

July 21, 2009, The World (from the BBC, PRI, WGBH)
Water and Cooperation in the Middle East
by Linda Gradstein

July 17, 2009, French 24 TV
]The Battle for Water in the West Bank
The second story in this news clip; depicts the difficult water reality in the Palestinian village of Al-Auja, one of FoEME\’s Good Water Neighbors communities.

July 14, 2009, New York Times
Water for Peace
by Stanley A. Weiss

June 22, 2009 – Green Prophet
FoEME Helps Israel, Jordan Cut Down Flies
by Daniella Cheslow

June 21, 2009 – Ha\’aretz
Jordan bans chicken manure as fertilizer over fly infestation
by Zafrir Rinat

June 21, 2009 – Maan News Agency
Finally, the solution to the sandfly in the Jordan Valley

June 4, 2009 – The Jordan Times
Jordan Valley farmers to be barred from using untreated fertilisers
by Khetam Malkawi

May 15, 2009 – Yediot HaNegev
Sewage Across Borders
by Oded Ben Meir

May 14, 2009 – UTube video
Friends of the Earth Middle East (EcoPeace) – 2009 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship

May 10, 2009 – Ynet (Hebrew)
The Besor Stream – Held Hostage to Politics
by Yael Ivri-Darel
(English Translation)

May 10, 2009 – Globes (Hebrew)
Council heads from Israel and the Palestinian Authority are promoting joint projects to protect common water resources
by Meirav Ankori
(English translation)

May, 2009 – Bilfinger Berger, January edition
Water partners in the Holy Land
by M. Arnsperger

April 28, 2009 – The Marker (Hebrew)
My Ideology – to Save Groundwater
by Avi Bar Eli

April 10, 2009 – Greens Engage
Friends of the Earth Middle East receives award for water and peace activities
by Mira Vogel

April 9, 2009 – WASH names in the news
Skoll Awards for EcoPeace and WaterPartners International

March 2009, Geneva Times
Building Bridges in the Middle East

March 31, 2009 – Green Prophet
Our Friends From “Friends of the Earth Middle East” Get $750,000 From Skoll For Water Work
by Green Prophet staff

March 30, 2009 – Embassy of Sweden Amman
Swedish funding for the ”Good Water Neighbours” project

March 13, 2009 – The New Security Beat
VIDEO: Gidon Bromberg on the Jordan River Peace Park and Good Water Neighbors project
Posted By ECSP Staff

March 13, 2009 – Change.org
Crib Notes on the New Skoll Foundation Award Winners
by Nathaniel Whittemore

March 12, 2009, Skoll Foundation press release
Skoll Foundation Adds Seven Organizations to its Portfolio of Leading Social Entrepreneurs

March 3, 2009, The Current, CBC Radio
Part 3: Fukin Valley Documentary
by Kristen Nelson

February 20,2009, Haaretz Magazine
The Ballad of Baladi
by Ronit Vered

February 5, 2009, National Post
Keeping the Crescent Fertile
by Vanessa Farquharson

January 19, 2009, The Australian Jewish News
Looking at Peace from a different angle
10 questions for Gidon Bromberg
by Naomi Levin

January 15, 2009, Current
Peace through Environmental Activism can be achieved
and
Gidon Bromberg: Peace through Environmental Activism (video)
by International Festival of Arts & Ideas

January 14, 2009, Washington Post Blogg
What is the difference between Bravery and Courage?
by Eboo Patel

January 14, 2009, Walla.co.il (Hebrew)
Company for waste water treatment – Part 2
by Orna Susek

January 11, 2009, The AGE
North Ireland is model for peace in Mid-East
by Jewel Topsfield

January 7, 2009 – The Current
Green MidEast Peace
added by Jaron Gilinsky

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2008

December 2008, Link TV
Earth Focus – Episode 10 (Video) – Challenges of water and sanitation around the world
(mentions FoEME\’s Good Water Neighbor Project at minute 13:30 of the video)

December 29, 2008, Walla.co.il (Hebrew)
Company for waste water treatment – Part 1
by Orna Susek

December 21, 2008
Neighbors Path with Alkasemi School, Baka Gharbia-Jat (Arabic) – includes a video and many photos
by Panet

December 16, 2008
Neighbors Path with Alkasami School, Baka Gharbia-Jat (Arabic) – includes many photos
by Loblab

November 25, 2008
Regional Mayors Conference on the Water Crisis (Arabic) – includes many photos and a video
by Loblab

November 24, 2008
USAID Mission Program Achievements

October 22, 2008, ELDIS Middle East & North Africa
Environmental cooperation: a key to peacebuilding in the Middle East

September 25, 2008, TIME magazine
Heroes of the Environment 2008
by Andrew Lee Butters

September 9, 2008, Green Prophet
Palestinian Eco-Activism is on the Rise
by Michael Green

September 6, 2008, Tree Hugger
Interview with Gidon Bromberg, Friends of the Earth – Middle East (Part One) and (Part Two)
by Jesse Fox

August 22, 2008, Jerusalem Post
If the Environment Suffers, We All Suffer
by Michael Green

August 15, 2008, Woodrow Wilson\’s ECSP – The New Security Beat
2008 World Expo’s “Water and Conflict Resolution” week

August 14, 2008, MidEast Youth
Peace-Building EcoTourism in the Middle East
by Karen Chernick

August 10, 2008, Nana10
]A battle without a country (Hebrew)
by Almah Igrah

June 2, 2008, The English Language Community Magazine in Israel
The Center for Creative Ecology, Kibbutz Lotan
By Fonda Dubb

May 21, 2008, Friends of Wadi Fuqeen
Farmers Tour Recycling Project to Keep Wadi Fuqeen \”Clean and Green\”

April 28, 2008, Woodrow Wilson Center ESCP
Peacebuilding Through Joint Water Management
by Liat Racin

March, 2008, Atmosphere (El Al magazine)
Water We Going To Do
by Jonathan Danilowitz

March 30, 2008, Ynet.co.il (Hebrew)
Pass through, border in front of you
by Yigal Tsur

March 29, 2008, Teeksaphoto.org
Good Water Neighbors paths

March 2, 2008, MSNBC
Israelis, Arabs Join to Save Wildlife
By AP

February 26, 2008, Spero News USA
The coming battle for the right to water
by Maude Barlow

February 25, 2008, Foreign Policy in Focus
The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
by Maude Barlow

February 25, 2008, Yediot Aharanot / Tourism section (Hebrew)
‘Produce from the King’s Sea’ (Neighbors Paths in Jordan, for Israelis)
page 1 (cover)
page 2
page 3
by Igal Tsur

February 25, 2008, Ha’aretz
Down by the Riverside: Tulkarem and Emek Hefer
by Zafrir Rinat

February 18, 2008, Ha’aretz
Peace may not be around the corner, but clean sewage is
by Eli Ashkenazi

February 7, 2008, Ephoch Times
Together, Saving the Mt. Aquifer (Hebrew)
by Marlen Aviva Greenfetter

January 7, 2008 – L’Isha (Hebrew)
Neighbors Path, page 1
Neighbors Path, page 2
by Dafna Tal

January, 2008 – Al Rai (Arabic)
Neighbors Paths in Jordan

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2007

December 13, 2007, Ynet.co.il
Reaching the Border: Walking the Neighbors Paths (Hebrew)
by Tal Sagie

December 7, 2007, Jerusalem Post
Common Ground?
by Michael Green

December 7, 2007, Panet (Arabic, includes many many photos)
Mayors from Israel, Jordan and Palestine gather to walk the Neighbors Paths

November 30, 2007, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Annapolis is HERE
by Bili Frankel

November 8, 2007, Jerusalem Post
Jerusalem of Green
by Michael Green

August 18, 2007, Cleveland Jewish News
Clevelnd Environmentalist works to save Israel’s water
by Lila Hanft

August 15, 2007, Zazu.co.il (Hebrew)
Visit to Jordan
by Zazu staff

July 24, 2007, Jerusalem Post
Cross-border efforts focus on greening Wadi Abu Nar
by Rory Kress

July 23, 2007, Al Jazeera
Greening the Green Line
by Omar Khalifa

July 22, 2007, Walla / Ha\’aretz (hebrew)
Israeli – Palestinian Agreement about Sewage
by Tzafrir Rinat

July 20, 2007, Jerusalem Post
Exclusive: Palestinian, Israeli mayors battle pollution
By Rory Kress

July 20, 2007, Maan News Agency
Israeli and Palestinian mayors strive to resolve pollution problems across the Green Line
by Maan reporters

July 20, 2007, IRIN News]
ISRAEL-OPT: Mayors work across borders to stop pollution

Summer 2007, PI Forum, Japan (in Japanese)
Friends of the Earth Middle East
by Hiroshi Nishihara

July 1, 2007, Zazu.co.il (Hebrew)
The Green Line

June 18, 2007, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Close, close
by Billie Frankel

June 18, 2007, NRG.co.il (Hebrew)
Trying to be Good Neighbors
by Billie Frankel

June 11, 2007, Scientific Blogging
Shaking Hands, Not Fists in the Middle East
by Jane Poynter

June 7, 2007, Kibbutzim website (Hebrew)
Looking ahead, looking green
by Avner Ron

March 1, 2007, Yahoo! News
David Cameron helps to plant an olive tree

March 1, 2007, Maan News Agency
Leader of the UK opposition, David Cameron, plants an olive tree on the Green Line in a sign of “solidarity”
by Philippa Nairn

February 13, 2007, Middle East Times
Making Peace: Bottom up
by Joshua Brilliant, UPI

February 11, 2007, Haaretz (Hebrew)
The solution to water pollution begins with a football game
by Eli Ashkenazi

February 11, 2007, Ynet (Hebrew)
A good, close neighbor: Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian conference
by Ynet staff

February 7, 2007, Walla News (Hebrew)
Environmental Cooperation
by Walla Staff

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2006

December 7, 2006, Epoch Times
The Alexander River comes back to life
by Marlene-Aviva Greenpotter

October 30, 2006, The Guardian
Israeli barrier and settlement to leave West Bank village with nowhere to go
by Rory McCarthy

October 16, 2006, Ha\’aretz
Green groups: Wadi Fukin under Threat from Fence Route
by Zafrir Rinat

October 13, 2006 Science Magazine
Cooperating over Water Issues in the Middle East
by Eric Pallant

October 11, 2006, Ha’aretz
A Vanishing World
by Zafrir Rinat

September 10, 2006, Jordan Times
Children convey views on water degradation through art
By Grace Peacock

August 1, 2006
2006 Award for Ecovillage Excellence to Kibbutz Lotan
(As mentioned in the article, youth from FoEME’s Good Water Neighbors program have participated in the ecological building workshops given by Kibbutz Lotan. We second the nomination!)

July 27, 2006, ynet.co.il [et](Hebrew)
Agreed: Baka El Sharkia will be connected to a waste water treatment plant in Israel
by David Hacohen

May 17, 2006, Bay Area Indymedia, San Francisco
Portrait of a Palestinian Town
by Jakob Schiller

May 9, 2006, Frontline World
Portrait of a Palestinian Town
by Jakob Schiller

February 5, 2006, Ha’aretz newspaper
Preserving a Piece of Paradise
by Tzafrir Rinat

January 2006, Ha’aretz newspaper
Construction Plans Clog Palestinian Village Water Supply
by Tzafrir Rinat