Lebanese Farmers Market Makes Food Not War

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Although Lebanon’s Christian and Muslim communities live in an uneasy balance, a trendy farmers market has helped bring the nation’s diverse groups together to sell traditional food. According to Agence France-Presse, 47 families sell fruit, vegetables, preserves and bread in Beirut’s Souq El Tayeb, the first farmers market in the country. Chef and TV personality […]

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Council for a Beautiful Israel Trains Palestinian Teachers on Environmental Education

As we’ve mentioned often here at Green Prophet, nature knows no boundaries.  The environment, therefore, can provide a powerful incentive for collaboration amidst conflict. Last week, in yet another example of cross-border environmental cooperation, the Council for a Beautiful Israel brought 25 Palestinian teachers and educators to their educational center in Tel Aviv for special […]

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Green Action Events: The SAHA Project Takes Off

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Green Action‘s SAHA project brings together uniquely environmental and political issues promoting community trade between Palestinians, Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews. The project initially began with a group of Palestinian farmers whose livelihood was threatened due to the occupation and separation wall. These farmers came together and set up the Zaytun Cooperative and work with […]

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Israeli Heiress Shari Arison Says Goodbye to Wasted Water With Miya

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According to Forbes (2006), she is the richest woman in the Middle East, with assets totaling $5.5 billion. Today she has found a way to merge business and do-gooding for the planet, setting an example for future environmental philanthropists and clean technology experts. Shari Arison, who inherited the Carnival Cruise Line’s fortune and her late […]

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European Union to Help Protect Palestinian Environment

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For Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, lack of infrastructure is a big obstacle for protecting the environment.  Old and malfunctioning infrastructure (or often none at all!) for properly managing things like solid waste and sewage is a major threat to the Palestinian (and Israeli!) environment. Luckily, however, the European Union announced earlier this […]

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Jordanians, Israelis and Palestinians Collaborate to Save the Jordan River

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There are few environmental topics in the Middle East more controversial than the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal to revive the Dead Sea, which has the potential to cause lasting damage to the composition of the sea’s ecosystem. The multinational organization Friends of the Earth Middle East (FEME), who are working to build a peace […]

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