Press Coverage

The following are highlights of media coverage about the Water & Energy Nexus and Climate Change projects

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December 24, 2019, Salzburger Nachrichten (German)
Water from Israel and Gaza, Solar from Jordan
by Gil Yaron

October 15, 2019, Woodrow Wilson Centre
Thirsty Planet: How Water Can be a Source of Conflict or Cooperation
Interview with John Milewski

July, 2019, The Wilson Quarterly
Sea, Sun, and Peace?
by Naomi Zeveloff

June 5, 2019, New Security Beat
Middle East: EcoPeace Urges UN to Back Water-Energy Cooperation to Increase Security
by Ladeene Freimuth

May 2, 2019, J Post
Remove Water from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, urges EcoPeace
by Tovah Lazaroff

April 30, 2019, Planetary Security Initiative
Civil Society in the UN Security Council: Reminder of a Common Ground

October 31, 2017, Fox News
Jordan Water Crisis Worsens as Mideast Tensions Slow Action
by Karin Laub, AP

March 14, 2017, Climate Diplomacy
Water-Energy Nexus: An Innovative Approach to Peacebuilding

August 16, 2016, The Jewish Week
A Solution to the Water Crisis?
By Nathan Jeffay

April 2016, De Weit (German)
Would you kill for water?
by Gil Yaron
English translation: How a sewer is turning enemies into friends

April 21, 2016, Time Magazine
How to Solve Gaza’s Water Crisis
by Rep. Jim McDermott and Kate Gould

January 16, 2016, The Economist
Sun and Sea

December 3, 2015, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Environmental Outline of an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian Team: Solar Electricity for Water Desalination
By Zafrir Rinat
Read the article in English here

December 3, 2015, Jerusalem Post
Israeli expert: Mideast must cooperate or ‘go to war over water’
by Sharon Udasin

December 2, 2015, Jerusalem Post
Climate Cooperation
by Matti Friedman

December 1, 2015, +61J, australia
Israel at Paris Climate Conference

November 29, 2015, Times of Israel
Let it shine: Israel hypes solar at Paris talks
by Melanie Lidman

November 26, 2015, RFI
Climate change: the Dead Sea is shrinking
by Ibrahim Husseini

June 23, 2015, Jerusalem Post
Environmental organizations demand implementation of national plan to fight climate change
by Sharon Udasin

January 16, 2013, Inter Press Service News Agency
Digging for Water, But Striking Oil
by Thalif Deen

November 27, 2012, China Dialogue
Doha and the Middle East: a climate change security hotspot
by Ido Liven

May 5, 2012, Netherlands Aid
100 Global Activities for Climate Impacts Day
by Richard Matthews

May 5, 2012,
From the Dead Sea in Jordan
by Bill McKibben

May 3, 2012, Huffington Post
Too Hot Not to Notice?
by Bill McKibben

May 3, 2012, Salon
Global Warming Hits Home
by Bill McKibben

March 5, 2012, Israel Climate Coalition blog
Water and Climate Change in Israel

November 1, 2010, Mail and Guardian Online
Five staple foods hit by the crisis
by Harriet Sherwood

October 10, 2010, (Russian)
How is a bicycle race and the Jordan River associated with global warming?

October 10, 2010, 10/10/10 Global Party Videos Jordan River Ride, Israel
by Youval Arbel

October 8, 2010, Jerusalem Post
Flood Festival reigns at Global Green weekend
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

March 9, 2010, Arab
Carbon trading the way forward for the Gulf
By Amjad Parkar

December 20, 2009, (Hebrew)
A Nightmare at the Climate Summit
by Youval Arbel

December 20, 2009, (Hebrew)
In Copenhagen, they don’t understand what Israeli’s smoke
by Eyal Datz

December 13, 2009 FoEME’s blog
Climate Change in Palestine
posted by Nikki Hodgson

December 11, 2009, Yale University
Approaching Copenhagen: Perspectives from Around the World
This panel session discusses the pivotal United Nations Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark this December and seeks a new international treaty on climate change. FoEME’s Israeli Director, Gidon Bromberg, comments begin at minute 25:35

December 11, 2009,
From Israel to Copenhagen in a wheelchair
by Youval Arbel

December 7, 2009,
Israeli Comptroller Criticizes Progress of Efforts to Reduce, Monitor Climate Change
by Joseph Mayton

December 6, 2009, The Media Line
Will Israel Get Slammed At Copenhagen Summit?
by Rachelle Kliger

November, 2009, Al Dastur (Arabic) event

October 30, 2009, Maariv (Hebrew)
Triangle with a Straight Angle
by Aviv Lavie

October 27, 2009,
The Global Climate Movement Comes of Age 
by Ben Jervey

October 26, 2009, New Haven Register
Yale to hold special panel on Climate Change
by Register Staff

October 26, 2009, Democracy Now!
Headlines: International Day of Climate Action Marked in 181 Nations

October 26, 2009, (German)
Das Tote Meer soll leben
by Susanne Gotze

October 26, 2009, Addustour (Arabic)
350 Climate Action Day

October 26, 2009, Inquirer.Net
Climate rallies worldwide mark no. 350

October 25, 2009, Shalom Hartman Institute
Global warming warning straddles Dead Sea, three peoples
by Alan Abbey

October 25, 2009, (Hebrew)
Thousands worldwide call for action on Climate Change
by AFP

October 24, 2009, Walla (Hebrew) (includes video)
We must stop the Dead Sea from dying

October 24, 2009,
Rising Beyond Differences in the Middle East
by Bill McKibben

October 24, 2009, Wir Klimaretter (German)
Climate Action Day: Grenzenlos am Toten Meer 
by Susanne Gotze

October 23, 2009, (Hebrew)
On Saturday: The whole world will hold up signs to Save the Planet
by Efrat Laor

October 23, 2009, Scientific American
Can A Number Solve the Climate Change Conundrum?
By Douglas Fischer

October 23, 2009, Walla (Hebrew)
350 Reasons to Act Now

October 23, 2009, TheMarker Cafe
The Countdown Continues
by Sagit Porat

October 22, 2009, Ha’aretz
Action Day against Global Warming
by Zafrir Rinat

October 22, 2009, Ein Gedi Blogspot
Ein Gedi Pictures

October 20, 2009, Alternet
Will you join the largest day of climate action ever?
By Jamie Henn

October 16, 2009, The Marker Cafe
The World is Heating Up

October 14, 2009, Honolulu Weekly
A rising tide
by Ragnar Carlson

October 9, 2009, Green Prophet
Middle Eastern Cities Joining’s International Climate Change Protest on October 24th
by Karen Chernick

October 8, 2009, (Hebrew)
Dead Sea is in need of a media advisor
by Anat Lefler

October 1, 2009, CT Environmental Headlines
Event: Yale World Fellows Panel to Discuss the Road to Copenhagen 5 p.m. Oct. 28 

September 29, 2009, Science & Development Network
Task force proposes regional hubs for energy research
by Ola Al-Ghazawy

September 11, 2009, 350
Coming together in the Middle East over 350
by Bill McKibben

September 9, 2009, (Hebrew)
Preparing for Copenhagen: Embarking on an Environmental Struggle
by Shachar Peleg

September 8, 2009, Jerusalem Post
350-degree turnabout needed in climate change talks
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

September 4, 2009, GreenProphet
Friends of the Earth Middle East Joining Forces with to Organize Climate Change Protest
by Karen Chernick

September 1, 2009, Haaretz
Bil McKaiben believes that 350 will prevent an apocalypse
by Zafrir Ranat

July 20, 2009, Biyar Masr (Egyptian blog)
Climate change in Egypt sees dark future

June 25, 2009, The Environment (Hebrew)
MK Pines: Israel has no chance to reach OECD environmental standards
by Noam Shneider

June 24, 2009, (Hebrew)
Ask what you are doing about it
by Walla Team

June 12, 2009, Ma’ariv online ( (Hebrew)
Forecast: Middle East Regional Climate War
by Aviv Lavie

June 6, 2009, The Jerusalem Post
Climate change may act as ‘threat multiplier’ in strife-torn Middle East, study shows
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

February 5, 2009, Climate Ark
Egyptian officials, farmers debate effect of climate change on fertile Nile Delta
by Joseph Mayton

January-February, 2009, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Egyptian Officials, Farmers Debate Effect Of Climate Change on Fertile Nile Delta
by Joseph Mayton

January 3, 2009, Green Prophet
The Conflicted Middle East To Worsen As Global Warming Causes Rising Sea Levels
by Karin Kloosterman

November 26, 2008, The Jewish Exponent
Climate Change Should Have Israelis Perspiring a Little
by Rabbi George Stern

November 13, 2008, Climate Change Denial Blog
Postcard from Israel
by Lucy Michaels

October 31, 2008, EarthNews
A new front in the battle against climate change opens, slowly
by Christa Marshall

May 22, 2008, Haaretz
Gore: Mideast water shortage is part of global crisis
By The Associated Press

April 30, 2008,
Middle East in Prophecy (video)

April 2, 2008 –
Carbon emissions – what’s all the fuss about?
by Elizabeth Bains

March 31, 2008 – Middle East Times
Egypt heading toward natural disaster
by Joseph Mayton

March 29, 2008 – The Age
Israel takes a head start on world as first to switch off
by Annette Young

February, 2008 – Environment, Conflict, Cooperation
February newsletter

February, 2008 – This Week in Palestine
Jordan and Palestine Threatened by Global Climate Change
By Iyad Aburdeineh

January 8, 2008 – IRIN
Jordan – Two week severe frost hits crops

December 18, 2007 – ECSP (Environmental Change and Security Program) of Woodrow Wilson’s International Center for Scholars
Climate Change Threatens Middle East, Warns Report
By Rachel Weisshaar

December 18, 2007 – Global Politics OnLine
Middle East Political Update
(scroll down to last article)

December 18, 2007 –
Middle East: Rising Sea Levels Could Lead To Political Tensions – Report

December 18, 2007 – Al Bawaba
Egypt, Jordan and Palestine threatened by global warming

December 17, 2007 – Jerusalem Post
Israeli delegates: Bali parley was wake-up call
by Sheera Claire Frenkel

December 17, 2007 – IRIN
MIDDLE EAST: Rising sea levels could lead to political tensions – report 

December 12, 2007 – Jordan Times
Environmental activists warn about global warming effects on Jordan, Palestine
by Marie Font de Matas

December 7, 2007 –
As if we don’t have enough problems
by Billy Frenkel

December 6, 2007 – Ynet (Hebrew)
Report: A new threat to Middle East Security

December 5, 2007 – Israel Hasbara Committee
Overview of Leading News & Views (Item No. 3)

December 3, 2007 – Jewish Telegraph Agency
Climate Change Puts Mideast at Risk

July 19, 2007 – Jerusalem Post
Knesset Declares ‘Environment Day’
by Ron Friedman

June 18, 2007 – Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
Climate change has implications for Israel, experts say
by Lee Chottiner

June 14, 2007 – Jewish Exponent
Cimate Change Could Wreak Havoc in Mideast
by Rachel Silverman

June 14, 2007 – The Daily Green
Global Warming Threatens Israel

June 13, 2007 – The Forward
Congress Warned That Global Warming Is Threat to Israel and Moderate Arab States
by Nathan Guttman

May 28, 2007 – The Jerusalem Report
A Hotter Holy Land
by Mitch Ginsburg

April 18, 2007 – Jerusalem Post
UNSC Tackles Global Warming
by Michal Lando

April 16, 2007 – (Hebrew)
Global Warming – a Security Hazard
NRG Maariv

April 12, 2007 – (Hebrew)
The New Middle East
NRG Maariv