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Dov Khenin Will Take Your Questions Now

UPDATE: DOV KHENIN’S NIGHT AT CITYTREE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 9 pm. Dov Khenin, Tel Aviv’s greenest mayoral candidate, will be speaking this Monday in Hebrew at Etz BaIr (CityTree), which is on Bialik Street 23 in Tel Aviv. Khenin is currently a Knesset Member representing Hadash, a joint Jewish-Arab Communist […]

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Green MK Dov Khenin to Run for Mayor of Tel Aviv

MK Dr. Dov Khenin announces his candidacy for the office of Mayor of Tel Aviv on Monday, flanked by members of the A City for All movement in Tel Aviv’s Gan Meir. (Photo by Yoav Lerman). What would happen if a dyed-in-the-wool environmentalist were to take charge of a polluted and traffic-clogged city like Tel […]

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Green Prophets in Focus: Jesse Fox

So the Green Prophets in Focus series continues! Next up is Jesse Fox, a seasoned veteran of the green blogosphere. In addition to being a Prophet-in-residence here, Jesse shares his wealth of environmental wisdom on Treehugger. He is also studying urban and regional planning in the Technion Institute in Haifa–and we know he’ll use his […]

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Water & the Bedouin: Sharing the Resources

Anyone who has ever experienced Bedouin hospitality will know that the kettle is always on in a Bedouin home: brewing either the strong bitter coffee, or a special infusion of sweet tea, brewed with desert herbs. If you delve a bit further, you will hear that although the Bedouin know all about life and survival […]

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Zalul's Protecting the Lachish River

Sea pollution closes the beaches in Bat Yam. (Credit: Zalul Environmental Association) For a long time now, Israel’s water resources haven’t been getting the respect they deserve. Out of the 16 rivers that flow into the Mediterranean Sea, all 16 are polluted – many to the point that you wouldn’t even let your dog go […]

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Regional Enviro Ministers Convene in Paris

Ministers of the Environment from across the region will address the challenges and opportunities of tackling climate change, the links between global competitiveness and environmental policies at the end of April. Heading to Paris, ministers from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, their counterparts from Chile, Estonia, Israel, Russia and Slovenia, and […]

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Greening Local Politics

Municipal elections will be held across Israel in November, and here in Jerusalem the current incumbent, Uri Lupolianski, will be challenged by Nir Barkat and Arcadi Gaydamek. While Jerusalem is always hotly contested for many reasons, this year a coalition of green groups has launched an initiative to get the environmental agenda high on each […]