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  • Director’s Blog July 2017: Israeli’s First Amendment Rights?

    Israel does not have a constitution. While Israel's Proclamation of Independence calls for a written constitution to be adopted by the Elected Constituent Assembly (which became the Israeli Knesset), the lack of a consensus about the nature and purpose of the State of Israel and specifically the role of religion ...

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  • Spring 2017 Student Photo Contest

    During the Spring 2017 semester all students and interns were invited to participate in an ongoing photo contest. See the winners and a selection of other photos in our Spring 2017 Student Photo Contest flipbook! ...

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  • End of Spring 2017 Semester

    Last week we said goodbye to the 41 participants of the Spring 2017 semester after the last final exams and a few days of conclusive activities. A highlight of the last days was the festive graduation ceremony held on Tuesday afternoon. Speakers included Liel Maghen, Co-director of Israel-Palestine: Creative Regional ...

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  • If Palestinians And Israelis Can Cooperate On The Environment…

    David Lehrer, Executive Director, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Tareq Abu Hamed, Academic Director, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Miriam May, Executive Director, Friends of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies   Investing in peace and the environment makes sense. Palestine and Israel are on the same side of the ...

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  • The Arava Institute celebrates 20 years of environmental leadership and Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian cooperation

    On Wednesday evening, the Arava Institute held a public celebration at Tzavta Theater in Tel Aviv, to conclude our 20th year, and honor some of our longtime supporters and partners. The event, hosted by actress Keren Mor, was an evening full of love and appreciation. The audience applauded Members of ...

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  • Director’s Blog June 2017: Gaza, a looming humanitarian disaster

    The United Nations Middle East Envoy has issued a warning that urgent measures are needed in order to prevent an environmental and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip which will impact both Palestinians and Israelis. Gazans currently receive only a few hours of electricty each day, and a decision by ...

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  • 6th MASHAV Renewable Energy Course

    From May 7th to May 23rd 2017, the Arava Institute held its 6th annual MASHAV* training program entitled "Renewable Energy as a Catalyst for Regional Development". The training program was part of the ongoing work of the Arava Center for Sustainable Development (ACSD). The eight women and seventeen men who ...

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  • Director’s Blog: Arava Institute Alumni – where we were, where we are, and where we are going

    Two weeks ago, the Arava Alumni Peace and Environmental Network (AAPEN) held its 12th Annual Alumni Conference in Dana, Jordan. 130 Arava Institute alumni and staff along with 9 children of alumni and staff gathered in a small village on the outskirts of one of Jordan’s most beautiful nature reserves, ...

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  • 2017 Alumni Conference

    The 2017 Arava Alumni Peace and Environmental Network (AAPEN) Conference was held in Dana, Jordan, and was attended by 140 current and former students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and other countries. The conference began on Friday afternoon with a warm welcome in the picturesque village of Dana, which overlooks Wadi ...

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  • Director’s Blog: Who will be held accountable?

    Prior to the tsunami of recent international events dominating newspaper headlines, breaking news banners, and new media posts, the Trump administration had just announced major cuts in many US government department budgets, especially the EPA and the US State Department. On March 28th, as a follow up to these indications ...

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