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  • Alternative Energy Science Field Trip

    At 3 pm on Monday, our Alternative Energy class set out to explore the sustainable energy practices in some of the nearby Kibbutzim, led by our professor, Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed. After learning about the different alternative energy technologies in the classroom, the group was eager to get out in ...

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  • Fall 2017 Alumni Tour

    Arava Institute alumni Eve Tendler and Shadi Shiha spent the past month visiting universities and communities throughout the United States promoting peace-building and environmental cooperation, as part of the Friends of the Arava Institute’s Dialogue Project. The alumni shared personal stories from their time spent at the Arava Institute as ...

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  • An intern’s view on: Fall ’17 Negev Trip

    1. On many moments of the Negev trip, we found ourselves in the same set-up. The nearly fifty of us would sit on floor pillows, elbow-to-elbow, knee-to-knee and accept extra sugary black tea and bitter Bedouin coffee. We made the shape of a long rectangle with the points of our ...

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  • Director’s Blog: Thanksgiving 2017

    To our American friends, supporters and alumni, I would like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. I am currently travelling around the US on an end of the year fundraising trip and will spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family for the first time in 19 years. While ...

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  • Director’s Blog November 2017: Israel Ride 2017

    I was appointed Executive Director of the Arava Institute in September 2001. At the time, the Institute was mainly an academic study program with a nascent research department. Alumni programs had not yet been conceived. As Executive Director, I was involved in many aspects of the Institute but it soon ...

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  • Alternative Energy Science – In the Field

    This blog will view glimpses of Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed's class, Alternative Energy Science. The class studies alternative energy on many levels beginning with a general overview of energy - both the science and policy, progressing to alternative sources including renewables, and culminating in an group research practicum. In their ...

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  • Student Profile: Anwar Dabbour

    Every student who comes to the Arava Institute grapples with Israeli-Arab conflict, but Anwar Dabbour is in a slightly different situation than most: she is a Druze Israeli, and identifies with both the Israeli and Arab sides. “I feel I belong to both people,” Anwar says. “Because I understand both—I ...

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  • What do our youngest Israel Rider, an Arava Institute short-term study program, and Mennonites have in common?

    Levi Schirch Goldberg just turned 13 this summer, and instead of a traditional bar mitzvah celebration, he will cycle 150 miles through the Israeli desert. He and his family will ride together as Team “Levi Becomes a Bar Mitzvah.” But first, they will spend an incredible few months traveling throughout ...

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  • Watch Clive Lipchin’s Wastewater Lecture at the University of Arizona

      Last week, our own Dr. Clive Lipchin gave a guest lecture titled "Water, Wastewater, and Energy Solutions for Bedouin, Palestinian, and Jordanian Communities" at the University of Arizona. Check it out below!     ...

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  • Second Annual Track II Environmental Cross-Border Cooperation Conference

    On September 13th-14th, the second annual Track II Environmental Conference was held at the Arava Institute. The conference, entitled “Promoting environmental agreements between Jordan, Israel and Palestine, to improve lives, protect the environment, and support sustainable resolution of conflict”, aimed to highlight the progress of the Track II working groups ...

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