Success is always a good story to tell: Good Water Neighbors Project (GWN) is one

  Success is always a good story to tell Good Water Neighbors Project (GWN) is a one   Mohammed T. Obidallah Palestinian Good Water Neighbors Project (GWN) Coordinator January 2015 In the heart of the Jordan River Valley, water is not only the lifeblood of expanding societies in an arid region – from the Jordan […]


June 21, 2014  EcoPeace / Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is very glad to report that after many years of relentless work towards protecting the beautiful terraced landscape of Battir, yesterday afternoon UNESCO registered Battir as a World Heritage site in danger. Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director at FoEME says: “at this difficult moment […]

Changing the Course: Conflict Sensitive Project Cycle Management in Palestine

Organised by FoEME and conducted by ForumZFD   On a dry Tuesday in Auja, a small West Bank village outside Jericho, the village’s traffic is doubled by 9 a.m. as cars pull in to the EcoCenter established by Friends of the Earth Middle East in 2010. Convening in the center’s main conference room, Palestinian non-profit […]

Cross border preservation of terraced landscape – a Good Water Neighbors Priority Initiative

The Mate Yehude Regional Council in Israel and the West Bethlehem villages in Palestine are two partnering communities of FoEME’s Good Water Neighbors project (GWN) launched one decade ago to raise awareness of the water problems shared by Jordanians, Palestinians, and Israelis.Over the last months, FoEME staff reached out to stakeholders, decision makers and funding […]

A tour to a unique eco-cultural landscape, around the Palestinian village of Battir

On the 31st of August, a group of forty people participated in a tour jointly arranged by FoEME and the Jerusalem-based NGO Ir Amim, in the Palestinian villages of Walajeh and Battir. The visit was meant to raise awareness on the need to protect a unique cultural and heritage landscape, threatened by the Separation Barrier. Battir […]