Israel/Palestine/Jordan – EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East and the Good Water Neighbors Project

 

The Al Auja Eco Center serves as a community meeting point for environmental education and a safe place to play for children.

 

The playground at Al Auja Eco Center

 

Visiting high school students to Al Auja made this Dorm out of mud as an example of a low impact, eco-home.

 

The Al Auja spring has been severely polluted and overdrawn.

 

Hagai Oz with German tourists.

 

Hagai Oz showing what has become of the Jordan river to a German tour group visiting the Peace Island.

 

Sewage stream draining into the Jordan.

 

Sewage being directly dumped into the Jordan just below its headwaters from the Sea of Galilee.

 

The Jordan has been reduced to a small fraction of its natural state and plagued by invasive Tamarisk shrubs.

 

Gidon Bromberg, Director of the Israeli office, gives a tour of the Baptism site drawing special attention to the degraded health of the river.

 

The Eco-Park boast more than 8 Eco-lodges.

 

Guests can rent two bed cabins at Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Eco-Park for $40 USD a night.

 

At the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Eco-Center in Jordan, another example of reusing materials is demonstrated.

 

Abed Sultan explains the history and the purpose of the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Eco Park and Environmental Education Center.

 

Good Water Neighbors Conference in Tel Aviv.

 

Palestinian staff members pose for a picture at the Good Water Neighbors conference in Tel Aviv.

 

 

Participants in a breakout session at the Good Water Neighbors Conference sharing their visions of what they imagine a world would look like with no borders.

 

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Jerry White, sits with religious leaders from the region.

 

Nader Khateb, FoEME’s Palestinian Director, visits with religious leaders from the region at the Jordan River conference.

 

Muslims, Jews and Christians discuss FoEME’s Source Books and give feedback in a breakout session.

 

All three directors of FoEME pose for a picture with two Syrian Orthodox bishops and an Islamic community leader.

 

Launch of the Covenant to save the Jordan river.

 

A professor of Islamic studies signs the Covenant after Rabbi Awraham. Two Syrian Orthodox Bishops and the Directors of FoEME look on in the background.

 

Toasting to the rehabilitation of the Jordan with clean water.

 

A conference toast to the health of the Jordan river.

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