25 eco-athletes swim to save the Dead Sea

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This week, 25 open water swimmers endured seven hours paddling throught the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea to draw world attention to the environmental degradation of that three million year old lake. Equipped with facemasks and snorkels specifically designed to protect them from the mineral-rich water, they dove in on the Jordan shoreline, and emerged in […]

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Arabs Undressed, Artfully

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Paris art exhibit tackles Islamic taboos in a show aimed at broadening Western views of Mid East culture. Oooh la la…The Body Uncovered, at Paris’ Arab World Institute (AWI), presents two hundred controversial paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos that tackle variations of a provocative theme: the naked body. A mix of art forms created by […]

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Calling all Young Architects and Grad Students to Join ECOWEEK 2010

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Young Israeli and Palestinian Architects Are Invited to Join World Renowned Architects for a Week of Green Building  Lectures,  Site Visits, and Workshops. With cooperation from Friends of the Earth Middle East, Hebron Polytechnic, and the Porter School for Environmental Studies (among many others), the International Non-Profit Organization ECOWEEK has announced that from July 25th […]

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With Marda as the Model: Be the Change for a Global Green Palestine

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Wael looks into the horizon (on Mount Nebo, Jordan) and sees a new “green” economy that could radically improve life for Palestinians. The Marda Permaculture Farm is a working farm and a demonstration site for permaculture principles, techniques and strategies in the West Bank, Palestinian Authority. Based in the community of Marda, the project promotes […]

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Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli Green Bloggers Meet in Madaba, Jordan

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After around two months of international phone calls, this Sunday and Monday Green Prophet hosted a whirlwind two-day (20-hour) seminar on environmental blogging in Madaba, Jordan. Thanks to the good efforts of Volunteers for Peace and the Masar Center, nearly 20 Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli writers and activists met for the first time and learned […]

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Green Bloggers Conference: Environmental Awareness in Palestine “A Need to Start”

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Hiba, Tamam, and Wael (left to right) from the Palestinian Authority express their desires for environmental change at the Environment Blogger’s Workshop in Madaba, Jordan. As we’ve been saying, Green Prophet hosted a Green Blogger’s Conference in Jordan earlier this week. We’ve recapped what we’ve learned from the Jordanian activists. Now Hiba Hamzeh from Volunteering […]

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Multifaith Green Writers Unite in Jordan

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Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanians host cross-border workshop on environment blogging in Jordan to spur Middle East change. The UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen is putting a lot of pressure on oil-producing nations in the Middle East; but the reality is that most countries in the region are failing miserably in all areas of environmental […]

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Comet-ME, Solar for Palestinians is a Finalist in the BBC World Challenge

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Israeli-run NGO gives solar power to off-grid West Bank Palestinian villagers Comet-ME (Community, Energy, and Technology in the Middle East) is one of those visionary non-profit organizations that recognizes the fact that environmental concerns span the Middle East’s borders, cultures, religions, and histories.  At the end of the day, all the residents of the Middle […]

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Upcoming Giftec Exhibition in Tel Aviv to Feature Local Palestinian Handicrafts

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Giftec, an industry show featuring various types of gifts and housewares that achieved great success in Tel Aviv this past February, is having another show starting today (August 10) and running through Wednesday (August 12).  The items in the show will include textiles, dishes, kitchenware, art, souveneirs, Judaica, and more. This time, however, Giftec will […]

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Benvenisti Mourns the Forgotten Rural Heritage of Israel in "Sacred Landscape"

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For readers who have driven or hiked past unmarked, run-down old stone buildings in Israel, former Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meron Benvenisti’s Sacred Landscape (University of California, 2000) will reveal a layer of Arab ghosts inside Israeli towns, cities and the countryside. Born in 1934, Benvenisti spent his childhood accompanying his father on geographical tours of […]

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