Environmental issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Join us on Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm at the Congregation
Emanu-El synagogue, for the third talk in our series Sketches of
Israel and the Middle East
when Dr.
Richard Kool will address the topic “… a
land flowing with milk and honey (Ex. 33:3)”: Environmental issues in Israel
and the Palestinian Territories.

Although smaller in area and length than Vancouver Island, Israel
is a place that receives far more attention from people around the world. While
religion and politics attract global interest primarily, Israel and the
Palestinian Territories have significant environmental issues, ones that seem
as intractable as the political and religious ones that generate most
international concern. This presentation by Dr. Richard Kool, who has
participated in various Israeli environmental projects, will look at the
serious environmental issues facing those living in Israel and the Palestinian
Territories, and the work that is being done by Israelis and Palestinians   together to improve conditions for all.

Dr. Richard
Kool is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability
at Royal Roads University. He was invited to be part of Israeli environmental
projects first in 2003, and then in 2014, where he attended the Batsheva de
Rothschild Workshop on Initiatives in Science and Education for Improving the
Kidron/Nar Basin
 and consulted with the management and staff at the
Memorial Gardens and Nature Park at Ramat HaNadiv near Zikhron Ya’akov.

by the Emanu-El Adult Education Team, this series aims at increasing our
members’ knowledge of Israel and the Middle East. Contact Heshi at heshi@me.com if you have any questions.

Entry is by
donation: light refreshments will be served.

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