We Stand Corrected: Daniel Pourkesali From the Persian Gulf Organization On The Importance of Names

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Reporting on a story about the coral monitoring stations in the Persian Gulf, Green Prophet mistakenly labeled the major Middle East waterway the Arabian Gulf. A reader wrote us asking for a correction on the name which has deep historical and new political roots. Today we interview Daniel M. Pourkesali, an Iranian-American who is working […]

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Stephen Colbert on Israel's National Bird

When Israel declared its new national bird, Green Prophet was on the story. Little did we know that so was American fake newscaster Stephen Colbert, complete with Hebrew pronunciation. “Congratulations, Israel. Just as America soars like the might eagle, may you emulate the noble long-billed hoopoe by squirting fecal matter at intruders,” says Colbert. Colbert […]

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Environment Educator EcoOcean Shows NGOs How To Create Advertising: Campaign Save The Turtles

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Our dear friend Andreas Weil from EcoOcean sent us the YouTube link of the new ad created by the agency Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Young & Rubicam. The ad was donated by the agency to support EcoOcean, a non-profit marine education organization. This company, says Weil, cares about the environment and donated the ad as part of their […]

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Praying for Rain in Jerusalem

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Green Prophet’s Ilana Teitelbaum recently wrote an article about Israel’s water crisis at the Huffington Post. Rainstorms have been raging throughout Israel in the past week, after a warm and bone-dry winter. Winter, which is the only rainy season in the Middle East. There is no such thing as spring or summer rain, and in […]

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Abandoned Building Becomes Urban Bat Habitat in Israel

Sometimes the urban environment is an ideal place for wild animals. Here’s an example: In 2006, Petach Tikva’s two hospitals merged to form the Rabin Medical Center. Since then, several new buildings have appeared at the Beilinson campus while the Hasharon campus, a few kilometers away, lies stagnating. The health ministry originally planned to shut […]

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Permaculture and Green Communal Living Through Eco-Israel

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Last year’s Eco-Israel group on a trip to the North. Photo courtesy Naomi Katz. Although winter has come to Israel belatedly in the season’s heaviest rainfalls this weekend, the ecological farm Hava Ve’Adam outside of Modi’in is now accepting applications for the fall term of its Eco-Israel program. For the uninitiated, Eco-Israel is a chance to get […]

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Daryl Hannah Splashes Into Sinai Eco-Tourism

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Green Prophet would love to invite the Splash icon to Israel and other Middle Eastern countries. See the video below where Daryl Hannah, the foxy American actress-turned environmentalist, explores eco-tourism in Egypt. Some tips to be learned from the vid. For more eco-tourism stops in Sinai-Egypt see our post on Eco-Tourism in Egypt.

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Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Israel and Jordan Compete For Wonders of the World: Get Your Vote On!

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Several Middle Eastern countries are competing to have their natural treasures listed on the new “Seven Wonders of the World” online competition. Some friendly competition for a change? The Lebanese are lobbying that their majestic cave complex will make the list. The Jeita Grotto (pictured above), sits in a river valley near Beirut, and is […]

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