The Guardian emphasizes the importance of cross-boundary cooperation in order to solve the pending water calamity that could grip the Middle East in a near-permanent state of discontent and suffering. No stranger to such challenges, Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians have long struggled to make environmental peace amidst ongoing political disputes with the help of group such as Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME). Now a new TED-inspired event will take cross-border discussions yet another step forward. Called Harvesting The Sun Twice, the event will take place on Tuesday, March 29 from 16h30 to 20h00 at the Van Leer Jim Institute in Jerusalem.
In focus will be environmental cooperation among Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy, environmental education and research, and the connection between the environment and peace.
Speakers from Israel include: Isaac Berzin, Ibrahim Yehia, Shahar Sadeh; Palestinian representatives are Rama Qaimary, Ibrahim Absa, Adel Abu Ayyash, while Sawsan Issa and Osama Suliman will speak for Jordan. Sarah Ozackay-Lazar will moderate discussions.
Spaces are limited and registration should take place prior to March 22, 2011. To register, please contact: http://www.vanleer.org.il/ted/register.htm.
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