We thought we would pass on to you the below invitation from our friends in the Inner West who are hosting prominent Israeli environmentalist Gidon Bromberg on Thursday night.
Gidon's work, supported for many years by the New Israel Fund, is crucial to setting up peace in Israel and Palestine. Friends of the Middle East's work has been globally praised, and Gidon and FOEME were recently profiled by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times.
We know that early January isn't the best time for an event, but if you're around Sydney it would be great to see you there.
The Politics of Water
How Palestinians, Jordanians and Israelis have been quietly building peace through environmental activism
Gidon will talk about the work of Eco Peace including the Good Water Neighbours program, a long-term project that involves cross-border partnerships of communities sharing a common water source, promoting environmental awareness & peace building while solving complex problems. 28 municipalities participate, with 11 in Palestine, nine in Israel and eight in Jordan.
About Gidon Bromberg:
Gidon, originally from Australia, is the Israeli head of the award-winning NGO EcoPeace Middle East. Together with his Palestinian and Jordanian counterparts he has been working for many years on water projects designed to solve environment problems and at the same time working toward peace. Read more
About Eco Peace Middle East:
This is a unique multi award-winning organisation that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to work on sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in the region. With offices in Amman, Bethlehem, and Tel-Aviv, EcoPeace has for 20 years been successfully advocating for and operating major cross-border environmental projects. Read more