Border Sessions 2013 - Thu, 14 Nov 2013
Can people really make a difference in a cross border riverbasin in Israel and the Palestinian Authority?
Peace in the Middle East seems far away. But many locals are
aiming to reach ‘ecological peace’ by working to improve their standard
of living and environment. A growing group of people and institutes are
trying to revive the polluted Kidron river basin/Wadi el Nar in Eastern
Jerusalem, which has great potential due to its enormous heritage,
location and population. This ‘bottom-up process’ is a revolution in
thinking and acting in an especially complicated political surrounding.
The projects have already delivered successes: an improving environment,
better education and meetings between Palestinians and Israelis.