Under Tension: the Environment Brings Israel-Jordan Closer

The organizers of the Jordan environmental conference that brought together the kingdom, Israel, and the Palestinians have not expected the riots in Jerusalem that darkened the 20 years of peace event. Israelis reassured and the Jordanians stressed: “Everyone is in favor of peace; the problem is the politicians’ Roi Kais, Jordan 14/11/2014 Ynet Difficult days […]

Water Treaties

Last week’s blog outlined the influence water can have on local security situations, specifically its role in conflicts in the Middle East. As the water wars rationale implies, these so-called water wars are based on water scarcity, competitive use and the countries being enemies due to a wider conflict. Picking up arms is not the […]

Cooperating over water, for the people of the Indus and Jordan River basins

Last month, FoEME had the pleasure to host Ahmad Rafay Alam, a Pakistani lawyer and environmental activist, advocate of the High Court and Vice President of the Pakistan Environmental Law Association. Rafay and his wife Aysha visited various GWN communities together with the Kosovar delegation, and on December 2nd, he gave a well-received lecture on […]