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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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  • Beginning of Fall 2017 Semester

    Last week we welcomed 46 new students and interns to the Fall 2017 semester! Participants come from Israel, Jordan, Palestine, the United States, France, Germany, and Rwanda. They spent their first few days in introductory activities, getting to know each other and their new environment, as well as learning how ...

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  • Director’s Blog August 2017: Introducing the Arava Institute in Brazil

    A few months ago, I was contacted by a representative from the Israeli Trade Delegation in São Paulo, Brazil. I was asked if I would be willing to represent Israel at the 6th Santa Catarina State Workshop on Geographical Indication and Exhibition of Traditional Products. The workshop connected agriculture to ...

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  • Water Deals in the Middle East with Dr. Clive Lipchin

    The Arava Institute keeps you up to date on environmental news in the Middle East. Recent news stories from i24NEWS and The New York Times have heralded a major water deal between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The deal concerns the construction of a desalination plant in Aqaba that will provide ...

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  • Q&A with the Facilitators of the Peace-Building Leadership Seminar

    The Peace-Building Leadership Seminar (PLS) is a unique and integral part of the Arava Institute: it is a series of weekly meetings, in which all students and interns—Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, and international—engage in dialogue exploring issues of culture, religion, identity, and cooperation.   Dr. Michael Alexander is Coordinator of PLS; ...

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  • Meet the Fall 2017 Campus Life Team

    We're excited to introduce the Campus Life Team for the Fall 2017 semester! Tess, Philip, Bea and Mohannad are busy preparing for the beginning of the semester to ensure the students and inters will have every possibly opportunity to explore and enjoy their exceptional campus community. CAMPUS LIFE DIRECTOR TESS ...

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  • Alumna guest post: Collectively unpacking the ecology of the conflict

    Nahal Zin, sketch by Miriam Grunfeld In July 2016 I left the Arava Institute after spending almost a year in this small, unique place in the Israeli desert as part of a group of Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and international students and interns. While there were some in our group who ...

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