|Trees without Bulldozers: Environmental Justice for the Bedouin|
By David Krantz
NEW YORK (March 17, 2011) — When David Ben-Gurion envisioned making the desert bloom, bulldozing Bedouin villages to make way for new groves of trees is not exactly what he had in mind. But, in the name of environmentalism, that is exactly what Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael / Jewish National Fund did recently, bulldozing the village of al-Araqib for the 21st time since last July as part of its $600-million Blueprint Negev project.
David Krantz is the president and chairperson of the Green Zionist Alliance.
Israeli Nature Poll
"The Earth was not created as a gift to you. You have been given to the Earth, to treat it with respectful consideration, as God's Earth, and everything on it as God's creation, as your fellow creatures - to be respected, loved and helped to attain their purpose to God's will."
- Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
Did You Know?
The Israel painted frog became extinct when Hula Lake was drained in the 1950s.
Mideast Green News
Environmental Peacemaking, September 2014 – FOEMEEmergency Appeal for Abasan Municipality, Gaza Water and Sanitation Needs The tragic events of this past month have...
Israel’s energy horizon – Jerusalem PostBy advancing Israel’s development and production of energy in a safe and responsible manner, the Israeli government will...
Geologists warn: Oil shale project may pollute West Bank groundwater – HaaretzThe pilot site inside the Green Line will produce the oil, which involves heating to 350 degrees Centigrade...
Environmentalists, Golan residents submit petition against drilling plans – Jerusalem PostOverseeing committee says exploratory drilling would not involve any fracking, production of oil that is not in liquid...
Fate of oil shale pilot will likely be determined next week – Jerusalem PostJerusalem District Committee for Planning and Building to reconvene to determine program’s future. At long last and after...
|Home | Site Map | Social Media | Search | Privacy | Terms | Nondiscrimination | FAQ | Ethics | Links | Schwag | Contact | Donate|
The Green Zionist Alliance is classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
|GreenZionism.org is a carbon-neutral website hosted by DreamHost and is best viewed in Firefox.|
Banner images of Israel by Chanan Getraide. GZA logos by David Krantz. Green Zionist Alliance™, The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel™, Green Zionism™, Green Israel™ and Green Israel Summit™ are trademarks of the Green Zionist Alliance.
Copyright © 2014 the Green Zionist Alliance and its respective contributors. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced in any form without written permission. No quotes may be used in any media without attribution to the Green Zionist Alliance. The opinions expressed and those of the authors do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Green Zionist Alliance, its staff or lay leaders.