Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Alumna guest blog: The North American Arava Alumni Network

    Since leaving the Arava Institute last summer (has it been so long?) and coming back to the states, I have tried my best to stay in touch with my fellow alumni in and out of the Middle East. Thankfully, the nearly 1,000 alumni of the Institute make it pretty easy ...

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  • Alumni project meets Israel Ride: the Cycling Forward Club

    Arava alumnus, Ghaleb Mashni, has created the Cycling Forward Club, a youth bicycle program in his community in Shu'afat in east Jerusalem that has made bicycles accessible to Palestinian youth who would otherwise not be riding bikes. Arava Institute Executive Director David Lehrer introduced me to Ghaleb on the night ...

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  • Director’s Blog: This land is your land, this land is my land

    Over the past two months, the issue of land ownership and settlement has, at times, dominated headlines in Israel, whether it is the destruction of an illegal Bedouin village in the south of Israel, the destruction of an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank, or the violence and the ...

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  • Biogas Conference in Jordan

    Last week, the final conference of the Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) Biogas Research Project was held at the Dead Sea Crowne Plaza in Jordan. The project entitled “Developing Integrated Waste Recycling Systems for Agricultural and Environmental Safety Purposes in Rural Communities in Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories” was ...

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