In 1845, Lieutenant William Francis Lynch of the United States and Confederate State Navies sailed on behalf of the US Hydrographic Office in an expedition to the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. Later, he wrote a book dubbed “Narrative of the United States’ Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea” where he […]

The Olympic Truce “Train the Trainer” Workshop

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) recently hosted 27 youths from around the world for a workshop at the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark in Jordan. It was a unique venture for FoEME in many ways. First, while FoEME traditionally focuses on building cooperation between Jordan, Palestine, and Israel, this workshop included young people from India, […]

A Glimpse into Good Water Neighbors Youth Camp

Emek Hefer and Tulkarem: March 6-8, 2014   Tucked away in Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh, a group of 20 students ages 12-15 from the communities of Emek Hefer and Tulkarem, as well as six staff members, came together for a fun-filled weekend of outdoor adventure activities, making cross-cultural friendships and learning about the environment.

An Interfaith Jordan River Music Concert in the US

Feb. 23, 2014 The first-ever interfaith concert for the restoration of the Jordan River was held in Brooklyn on February 23, 2014 at the Kane Street Synagogue.  The event was one big high.  The musicians, spectacular, all got along great, spontaneously joining up with each other. Samer Tabari was super exciting – people were clapping […]

Close encounters of the FoEME kind: GWN Youth Camps are set in motion!

Following the Regional Community Coordinators’ meeting in Jordan at FoEME’s SHE Eco-Park, and after weeks of careful planning, this year’s Good Water Neighbours Youth Camps were launched into existence on the weekend of January 16, 2014. The community groups travelled and divided into three locations: Beit Alpha (in the Spring Valley region), Baqa-Gharbia-Jat (near Wadi […]

A Warm Welcome to Water Challenges: Reflections from the Sakhnin Conference

Daniella Aboody, FoEME Protecting Groundwater Project Intern, Reflects on her experience at the “The Challenges of Water and Wastewater Treatment in Rural Areas” Conference in Sakhnin.  On Tuesday, January 14, I had the privilege to attend a conference titled “The Challenges of Water and Wastewater Treatment in Rural Areas.” It was put on by two […]

TRUST WIN (Women’s Interfaith Network) Reflects on Jordan River Conference

On Nov 10 – 12, I represented the TRUST WIN  (Women’s Interfaith Network) at the FoEME – Friends of the Earth Middle East Conference “Rehabilitation of the Jordan River: A Commitment of Faith”  held at the Dead Sea in Jordan.  Over one hundred Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and internationals gathered to learn about and support the rehabilitation of […]

Reflections of an intern

My story with Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) began with a guide book. Coming for some time to Israel, I was willing to meet people and discover organizations that really make a change in this part of the world. Environment and agriculture being my field of interest, I paid particular attention to the […]