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  • Track II Environmental Forum – Gaza (Director’s Blog Summer 2018 – Part III)

    The Track II Environmental Forum, which seeks to advance cross-border agreements between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Jordan, made progress on many of its cross-border initiatives in the West Bank and regionally. However much of this summer’s activity focused on Gaza. The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza made our attempts ...

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  • News from the Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Director’s Blog Summer 2018 – Part II)

    Dr. Elaine Solowey has been researching Argan, a tree native to Morocco, since the 1980’s. The Argan tree produces a nut from which a highly valuable oil, often called simply Moroccan Oil, is extracted and used in cosmetics and cooking. The tree grows wild in Morocco. Its fruit are gathered ...

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  • Academic agreements and a New Campus (Director’s Blog Summer 2018 – Part I)

    In June 2018, I had been looking forward to a nice quiet summer in which I hoped to make some major progress on the articles I would publish for my PhD. This summer, however, was anything but quiet for me or for the Arava Institute. Academic agreements and partnerships The ...

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  • New Middle Eastern Recruitment Team

    We are excited to welcome two new members to the Arava Institute staff, who will be taking over our Middle Eastern recruitment and outreach. Zohar Weiss, 28, grew up in Karmiel and now lives in Haifa. She holds a BA in Politics, Government and Geography from Ben-Gurion University. During her ...

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  • Beginning of Fall 2018 semester

    Last week we welcomed a new group of 60 students and interns to the Arava Institute. This semester’s participants come from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, the United States, Canada, Kenya, Germany, France and England, forming our largest semester so far. The participants spent the first few days getting to know each ...

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  • Air monitoring station at the Arava Institute

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Arava Institute has established an air monitoring station in our Research & Visitors’ Park. The station will be part of the country-wide air monitoring network that collects, processes, and documents air samples, publishing data on air quality and air quality forecasts. ...

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  • Alumna Profile: Shiri Barr

    Shiri Barr (50) studied at the Arava Institute in Fall 2002 and today lives in Haifa with her partner. I arrived at the Arava Institute in the fall of 2002, pretty much straight from the airport, after six years in Australia. Officially I came only to complete my Bachelor's degree, ...

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  • Summer 2018 international MASHAV training program

    From June 10th – June 29th 2018, the Arava Institute held its second MASHAV* training program entitled "Environmental Management of Nature Parks and Reserves – focus on Ecosystem Services". The training program was part of the ongoing work of the Arava Center for Sustainable Development (ACSD). Fifteen women and nine ...

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  • Sustainability Laboratory at the Arava Institute

    The Arava Institute was excited to host the Global Sustainability Fellows (GSF) Program for a three-week summer session in the Southern Arava Region. The GSF Program is a new graduate-level learning experience designed to inspire, mobilize, and prepare future generations of leaders in all sectors of society who are committed to ...

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  • Dennis Ross hosted by Public Council

    Last week the Public Council of the Arava Institute hosted Ambassador Dennis Ross, former Middle East Convoy of the United States for a special salon meeting at the house of Public Council members Oriella Ben Zvi and Daniel Ben Simon. Ambassador Ross presented his view on the current political situation ...

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