Cycling for Peace as Israeli Arabs, Jews and Bedouins Kids Get Free Bikes and Clubs

The Bedouin village of Um Bateen, just outside Beersheba in southern Israel, has no paved roads – which makes it the perfect place for a new mountain bike club. Now the Bikes4All project sponsored by the Israel Cycling Federation and funded by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, has distributed free bikes to more […]

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Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar Design is Unveiled at NYC's Museum of Modern Art

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“The New York Times reports the unveiling of the French architect’s latest Middle Eastern project To some, the desert comprises an intimidating plain of dirty barren nothingness; to others, like Lucy, a source of happiness and inspiration.  And to others still, like Ilana Meallem, it is a way of life. Ilana graduated from the Arava […]

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Meet the Green Bedouin Ahmed Amrani

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The first thing visitors to the Bedouin town of Rahat notice is the litter. Household garbage lies strewn at the sides of treeless streets. When the wind picks up, plastic bags, newspapers and sacks billow across the surrounding desert wasteland. Discarded construction materials mar the landscape. “First you have to understand why they throw litter […]

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Studying the worldwide effects of Desertification in Sde Boker (part 1)

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Israel’s pioneering Desert University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), is currently hosting the 2nd biannual ‘Drylands, Deserts and Desertification‘ conference at their deep desert outpost at the Sde Boker Campus. Day 1 has focussed upon Life and Soil Degredation in the Drylands, and has seen a wide range of experts presenting fieldwork and research […]

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The Bedouin Ladies of Lakia Weave Together Women and Tradition

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Searching for empowerment: Bedouin women from the Association for the Improvement of Women’s Status meet with visitors from the US. Fair Trade and preserving local craftsmanship and culture, is an important aspect of the green movement –– at least for those environmentalists who value humankind and the health of its societies. Following that notion, we think […]

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