Sakhnin: Portrait of an Environmental Peace Project in Israel

Sakhnin: Portrait of an Environmental Peace Project in Israel

by Jan Martin Bang




Sakhnin is an Arab city in Northern Israel. There, a remarkable project is underway, run by a group of dedicated Arabs and Jews, to teach environmental awareness to local school and university students. The centrepiece of the project is pioneering waste-water treatment, which is used to irrigate local farmland. In addition, Sakhnin's Demonstration Centre attracts some 50,000 visitors a year, and the project has been a great force for inspiring new trust and hope in community relations.

This portrait of Sakhnin is based on interviews with local people, giving them a voice to tell their uplifting story, against a history and continuing background of conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780863156861
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.71(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

1 The Valley of Sakhnin 13

Portraits Jamal Tarabeah Mustafa Abu Raya 19

2 Three Pioneers 23

Portraits Hussein Tarabeah Haim Shinhar 32

3 Making an Impact 37

Portrait Said Khalaili 42

4 Ecology and Coexistence 45

Portrait Khuzam Zriek 50

5 Educational Projects 53

Portrait Mukhles Hajouj 57

6 Permaculture Complications 59

Portraits Eitan Rozenberg Hanadi Hijris 66

7 LIFE in the Sewage 71

Portrait Jummana Essa 74

8 Local Farming Initiatives 77

Portrait Bassem Ganaim 84

9 'The Green Building' with the Blue Towers 85

Portraits Abed Yassen Riyad Dwere 94

10 The International Web 97

Portrait Shlomo Kimchie 100

11 Not Just Teaching 103

Portrait Saleh Waked 106

12 An Environmental Flagship 107

Portrait Yussuf Ganaim 111

Afterthoughts 113

Organizations supporting the Sakhnin Centre (TAEQ) 115

References and networking 117

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