Press Coverage

The following are articles written about EcoPeace’s efforts on Water & Peace

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February 6, 2018, New York Times
Everyone is Going All the Way
by Thomas Friedman

February 2, 2018, Reuters
Commentary: To make peace in the Middle East, focus first on water
by Gidon Bromberg, Nada Majdalani, Munqeth Mehyar

January 18, 2018, +61J
Water, sewage, and disease do not recognise the Green Line
by Eetta Prince-Gibson


November 6, 2017, Foreign & Commonwealth Office blog
The Environment Knows No Borders: A Tour of the Gaza-Israeli Border with EcoPeace
by Lara Krasnostein

October 31, 2017, New York Times
Jordan Water Crisis Worsens as Mideast Tensions Slow Action
(or here if the above link doesn’t work)
by AP

October 31, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle
Jordan Water Crisis Worsens as Mideast Tensions Slow Action
By Karin Laub, Associated Press

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

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

October 2017, American Diplomany
Water as a basic human right within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Erika Weinthal

September 3, 2017, CNN
Israeli Mayors call on US to solve Gaza’s electricity crisis
by Oren Liebermann and Abeer Salman

August 30, 2017, Jerusalem Post
COGAT works to thwart disease from sewage pollution
by Tovah Lazaroff

August 1, 2017, TT Nyhetsbyron (Swedish)
Dirty water “ticking bomb” in Gaza

July 18, 2017, The Media Line
Palestinian Sewage Polluting Israeli Streams
by Linda Gradstein

July 14, 2017, Jerusalem Post
PA, Gaza to get more H20 under Red-Dead Water Sharing Agreement
by Sharon Udasin

July 13, 2017, The Times of Israel
Israel, Palestinians reach landmark water deal for West Bank, Gaza
by Raphael Ahren and Melanie Lidman

July 13, 2017, New York Daily News
Trump envoy helps broker Israeli-Palestinian water deal
by AP

July 13, 2017, The Los Angeles Times
Israelis and Palestinians agree to water deal to help communities suffering chronic shortages
by Joshua Mitnick

July 13, 2017, The Tower
U.S. Announces Landmark Water Deal Between Israel, Palestinian Authority

July 6, 2017, Jerusalem Post
Gaza Sewage Forces Shutdown of Israeli Beach
by Sharon Udasin and Tovah Lazaroff

July 6, 2017, Haaretz
Electricity Shortages in Gaza Lead to Beach Pollution Just Over the Border in Israel
by Almog Ben Zikri

July 5, 2017, Walla News (Hebrew)
Danger to bathers: Due to pollution from Gaza, at least 2 Israeli southern beaches closed
by Yanir Yigneh

June 20, 2017, Jerusalem Post
Raw Sewage Seeps Out of Gaza as Electricity Supplies Dwindle
by Sharon Udasin

June 7, 2017, New Jersey Jewish News
Could Trump steer Israel and the Palestinians onto the road to peace?
by Martin J. Raffel

May 28, 2017, Ynet (Hebrew)
Preventing a Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza, an Israeli Interest
(click here for an English translation)
by Yair Farjun

May 21, 2017, Jerusalem Post
US Congress Members Lobby Trump on Israeli-Palestinian Water Issues
by Sharon Udasin

May 16, 2017, Jerusalem Post
Cross-Border Water Pollution Threatens Israeli Security, Watchdog Says
by Sharon Udasin

May 4, 2017, Jerusalem Post
Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian Venture Seeks Help on Gaza Resource Crisis
by Sharon Udasin


December 19, 2016, Jerusalem Post
A fresh look at Israeli/Palestinian freshwater issues
by Wendy B. Jacbos, Robert C. Bordone, Hrafnhildur Bragadottir

December 9, 2016, Jerusalem Post
Peace process should not be ‘all or nothing,’ says EU ambassador
by Sharon Udasin

August 5, 2016, Jerusalem Post
Gaza sewage plant will receive electricity from Israel
by Sharon Udasin

August 4, 2016, Ha’aretz (Hebrew)
Water Crisis in Gaza: Epidemics and infections within Israel, and Gazans to amass at the fence
by Neta Ahituv

July 28, 2016, Globes
US Congressmen: Gaza pollution threatens Israel
by Nadav Shetreet

July 28, 2016, Hamodia
Gaza Sewage Crisis Rouses Congress
by Hamodia Staff

July 25, 2016, Circle of Blue
Israel’s Mediterranean Desalination Plants Shift Regional Water Balance
by Brett Walton

July 19, 2016, Huffington Post
New Hope That Water Can Be a Bridge to Mideast Peace
by Gidon Bromberg and Hilik Bar
(click here for the French version)

July 13, 2016, VerdeExchange (VX News)
Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian Water NGO Shares Progress & Vision For Abundant Water Future In Middle East

June 30, 2016, Globes
Israel, Turkey eager to rebuild Gaza
by Hedy Cohen
(article in Hebrew)

June 28, 2016, New York Times
Palestinians Say Israel Caused Their Summer Water Shortage
by AP

June 28, 2016, AP
Palestinians say Israel caused their summer water shortage
by Mohammed Daraghmeh and Daniella Cheslow

June 26, 2016, Los Angeles Times
Heat wave aggravates chronic water problems in occupied West Bank
by Joshua Mitnick

May 25, 2016, Huffington Post
Fix Mideast Water Crisis to Advance Peace Process
by Munqeth Mehyar, Nader Khateeb, and Gidon Bromberg
(click here for the article in French)
(click here for the embedded video as a separate YouTube link)

May 3, 2016, New York Times
Gaza Sewage Crisis, Festering in Conflict, Poisons Coast
by AP

May 3, 2016, Washington Post
Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast
by Fares Akram and Daniella Cheslow

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

March 22, 2016, Times of Israel
Putting water back on the table
by Gidon Bromberg and Oded Eran

March 17, 2016, Jerusalem Post
Gaza sewage crisis is a ticking timebomb for Israel
by Michelle Malka Grossman

March 16, 2016, Ynet (Hebrew)
Gaza’s Sewage is threatening the water supply in Israel
by Amir Ben David and Elior Levi
(Click here for the artcle in English translated as: Gaza pollution flows to Israel due to power shortages)

March 3, 2016, S&D – EU Parliamanet
S&Ds call for water cooperation in the Middle East

January 19, 2016, ARD Mediathek (German)
Water on H2O? Water Policy in the Middle East
by Benjamin Pohl



November 19, 2015, Environment And Climate In The Middle East
Haaretz Conference – On Our Doorstep – the Gaza Water and Energy Crisis, Scenarios

October 21, 2015, The Source Magazine
Healing the wounds of conflict through water diplomacy
by Hunter Stuart

August 17, 2015, Huffington Post
Healing Waters From Hebron to Gaza
by Kate Rothschild

June 21, 2015, Chrisitan Science Monitor
Tap dance: Water’s effect on Arab-Israeli relations
by Christa Case Bryant

April 26, 2015, PBS News Hour
Will Israel’s new water technology yield political gain in the arid Middle East?
by Martin Fletcher

April 12, 2015, Haaretz
To avoid a regional crisis, give Gaza more clean water
by Earl Blumenauer and Gidon Bromberg

March 10, 2015, Investor Ideas
Leaders from Middle East, Great Lakes to Convene at “Water after Borders,” Historic Chicago Summit On Global Stakes and Local Politics of Fresh Water

March 6, 2015, Jerusalem Post
‘Israel’s decision to double water supplies to Gaza is an improvement but still inadequate’
by Sharon Udasin

March 4, 2015 Haaretz
Israel to double amount of water supplied to Gaza
by Jack Khoury
(click here for the article in Hebrew)

January 26, 2015, The Marker (Hebrew)
The answer to the monopoly on gas – the gas in Gaza
by Gidon Bromberg

January 10, 2015, Jordan Times
Regional water cooperation as a driver for peace
by Helena Gröndahl Rietz
(read here in Arabic in the Al Rai newspaper)

January 10, 2015, Fanack Water news
How Israel Can Help Alleviate the Gaza Water Crisis
by Gidon Bromberg

January 9, 2015, Jewish News Australia
Peace through ecology
by Joshua Levi



December 29, 2014, Reshet Bet Radio (Hebrew)
Six O’clock with Anat Dolev (Interview with Youval Arbel on water cooperation)
(from minute 4:30 to 18:00)

December, 3, 2014, Globes (Hebrew)
Waste Water Treatment Plant in Gaza needs Electricity; Israelis Exposed to Danger
by Hedi Cohen

November 29, 2014, Haaretz
The half-full glass: Could ‘water diplomacy’ bring peace to the Mideast?
by Netta Ahituv
(Click here for the article in Hebrew)

November 18, 2014, Huffington Post Blog
Water Cannot Wait: A New Roadmap to Middle East Peace
by Gidon Bromberg

October 29, 2014, Ynet (Hebrew)
Peace via the Environment: The interest: Cooperation
(video interview with Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director)

October 27, 2014, Yediot Aharonot (Hebrew)
Politics, Now! 19 years since Rabin’s assassination: returning to the Square on Saturday evening
by Roz Shechnik

October 27, 2014, The Marker (Hebrew)
Thomas Friedman changes tone: Israel is surrounded – no other country is under such a threat

October 27, 2014, Maariv (Hebrew)
The Water Divide
by Gidon Bromberg and Oden Eran

October 27, 2014, Shabiba (Arabic)
The Last Train

October 26, 2014, (Arabic)
Friedman: Kerry was the Last Train to Revive Peace

October 26, 2014, Ad Dostor (Arabic)
Friedman: Healthy Cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians is the Only Path for Permanent Security

October 25, 2014, the New York Times
The Last Train
by Thomas Friedman

October 10, 2014, Times of Israel (OpEd)
On water for Gaza, put politics aside
by Gidon Bromberg and Oded Eran

October 9, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Cross-border environmental group urges Israel to increase water supply to Gaza
by Sharon Udasin

October 8, 2014, The New York Jewish Week
The Case For The ‘Water-First’ Approach
by Nathan Jeffay

September 22, 2014, Deeretna News (Arabic)
Water Crisis in Gaza, Emergency Appeal to Meet the Urgent Water and Sanitation Needs in Abasan Al- Kabira
by Samar Salma

June 30, 2014, Jerusalem Report
Breaking the Deadlock
by Shlomo Brom

June 10, 2014, Panorama
Water issue held hostage to the detriment of the Israelis and Palestinians

May 6, 2014, Ha’aretz (Hebrew)
Water Wars
by Gidon Bromberg

May 1, 2014, ABC news
Kerry ‘Apartheid’ Comments Tap Into Israeli Debate
by Josef Federman (AP)

May 1, 2014, Herald Standard
Kerry ‘apartheid’ comments tap into Israeli debate

April 17, 2014, Bloomberg News
Palestinian Water Shortages Intensify Due To Drought, Aging Infrastructure, Inaction
by Jenny David

April 2, 2014, The Journal of Turkish Weekly
Water issue overshadowed by peace negotiations
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April 2, 2014, Mabinogogiblog
Friends of the Earth Middle East – plucking hope from the mouth of despair

April 1, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Environmentalists, security strategists caution: Water can’t wait for a peace agreement
by Sharon Udasin

February 23, 2014, Reshet TV / World Morning Show (Hebrew)
Who needs more water? Palestinians or Israelis?
with FoEME’s Youval Arbel being interviewed

February 14, 2014, Skoll Forum Blog
Water Cannot Wait
by Gidon Bromberg

February 13, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Water concerns

February 13, 2014, The Times of Israel – Blog
Squeeze water out of the peace process
by Gidon Bromberg

February 13, 2014, The Times of Israel
Testing the waters: Did EU visitor get his numbers right?
by Mitch Ginsburg

February 12, 2014, ALLMEP website
Thomas Friedman Addresses Cross-Border Water Issues after EcoPeace/FoEME Tour & Conference

February 10, 2014, SIDA website
Whose Garbage is This Anyway?

February 9, 2014, The New York Times
Whose Garbage Is This Anyway?
by Thomas Friedman

February 6, 2014, Saffad (Arabic)
Tzipi Livni: We did not dream for more than two millennia for an isolated state

January 29, 2014, Almasry alyoum (Arabic)
Friedman: Kerry Peace Plan includes dropping right of return
by Mohammed Buhairi

January 30, 2014, The Guardian
Gaza warned of looming water crisis
by Matthe Kalman

January 30, 2014, Dagen (Swedish)
Water issues can only be solved through cooperation
by Arne Lapidus

January 29, 2014, Israel Channel 10 (Hebrew)
London & Kirschenbaum program – interview with Gidon Bromberg on the Water Crisis in Gaza (minute 30:40)

January 29, 2014, (English)
Gaza Strip faces water shortage
by Linda Gradstein

January 29, 2014, The Media Line
A Thirsty Neighbor is Not a Good Neighbor
By Linda Gradstein

January 29, 2014, (Hebrew)
Kerri’s outline exposed: East Jerusalem to be recognized as Palestinian capital

January 29, 2014, Walla (Hebrew)
Kerri’s Outline: Palestinian Capital in Arabic East Jerusalem
by Amir Tivon

January 28, 2014, Ha’aretz
Experts say Gaza water shortage likely to bring about humanitarian crisis ((Hebrew version)
In Gaza, water – and time – are running out (English version)
by Zafrir Rinat

January 27, 2014, Jerusalem Post
Livni: Environment can serve as ‘common denominator’ between Israel, PA
by Sharon Udasin

January 27, 2014, Haaretz
PM to reprimand Bennett following spat over future of settlements
(Click here for the article in Hebrew)
by Barak Ravid

January 27, 2014, Maariv ( (Hebrew)
The goals of negotiations are not to reveal the face of the other side
by Eli Brendenshtein

January 27, 2014, Walla News (Hebrew)
Removing the Mask from Abu Mazen is not our goal
by Amir Tivon

January 27, 2014, Walla News (Hebrew)
Another side to the negotiations: Water Can’t Wait
by Amir Tivon

January 27, 2014, Nana 10 News (Hebrew)
Livni to Benet: The goal is not to unmask the other side, but to get to an agreement
by Shai Doron

January 27, 2014, Ynet (Hebrew)
NY Times journalist Thomas Friedman: Only Livni and Kerry believe in Peace
by Gilad Morag

January 8, 2014, Council of Israel and Jewish Affairs in Canada
Moving Water from last to first in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
by David Brooks

January 8, 2014, International Water Law Project Blog
Israeli-Palestinian Agreement on Water within Sight
by David Brooks



December 16, 2013, Thomson Reuters
Water Issues Can Play a Leading Role in the Middle East Peace Process
by Gidon Bromberg, Munqeth Mehyar, and Nader Khateeb

December 13, 2013, Skoll World Forum
Water Issues Can Play a Leading Role in the Middle East Peace Process
by Gidon Bromberg, Munqeth Mehyar and Nader Khateeb

October 1, 2013, Radio Sawa (Arabic)
Can Water Open the Road for Middle East Peace
by Zaid Benjamin

August 15, 2013, Ynet
Release Water, Not Only Prisoners
by Oded Eran and Gidon Bromberg

July 17, 2013, Ooska News
Water Proposed as First Final Stage Issue in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
by Ooska News Correspondent

May 28, 2013, Science & Diplomacy
Academic Tribes and Transboundary Water Management
By Julie Trottier, David B. Brooks

May 27, 2013, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Water Cannot Wait
Oden Eran and Gidon Bromberg

April 25, 2013, Al Jazeera English “The Stream”
Water Wars? (video) – Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director at minute 8:57

March 28, 2013, Environment and Climate in the Middle East
PA accuses Israel of blocking water resources
by Sharon Udasin

March 24, 2013, Jerusalem Post
PA accuses Israel of blocking water resources
by Sharon Udasin

March 22, 2013, Environment News Service
International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

March 19, 2013, Jerusalem Post
Use water as a stepping stone towards peace
by Sharon Udasin

March 17, 2013, +972 Magazine
President Obama: When in the Middle East, walk on water
by Oded Eran and Gidon Bromberg

March 15, 2013, Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention
It is Time to Change the Paradigm
by Oded Eran and Gidon Bromberg

March 15, 2013, Huffington Post – OpEd
President Obama, When in the Middle East, Walk on Water
by Oded Eran and Gidon Bromberg



January 20, 2012, Le Monde (French)
Israel – Palestine: The French Report on the Explosive Issue of Water
by Flora Genoux

January 19, 2012, London and Kirschenbaum, Channel 10 Israeli TV (Hebrew)
FoEME in a debate on Water Justice for Palestinians
with FoEME’s Gidon Bromberg and Israeli Minister of Environment, Gilad Erdan

January 18, 2012, Green Prophet
FoEME Calms Water War Rhetoric Between Palestine and Israel
by Tafline Laylin

January 17, 2012, Jerusalem Post
Government slams French water ‘apartheid’ report
by Sharon Udasin

January 17, 2012, Euro Med Information System
FoEME calls on the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority to Negotiate a New Water Accord



December 17, 2011, Epoch Times (Hebrew)
Water does not recognize borders:  a new chapter in regional water?
by Marlene Aviva Greenfetter

December 17, 2011, Radio Reshet Bet (Hebrew)
Ashdod conference and the issue of Palestinian sewage

December 17, 2011, Radio Reshet Bet (English / Hebrew)
Interview with Palestinian Minister of Water and Israeli Minister of Environment
by Noam Bar Shalom

December 15, 2011, Maan News  Agency
Officials plan water plant to end crisis

December 14, 2011, Reshet Bet (Hebrew)
“Minister Erdan does not fully understand the problem of sewage from which Palestinians suffer”
by Noam Bar Shalom

December 14, 2011, Jerusalem Post
Erdan, PA agree sides must increase water cooperation
by Sharon Udasin

December 13, 2011, Haaretz (Hebrew)
Palestinian Water Minister: Israel is preventing Palestinians from developing water resources
by Zafrir Rinat

December 13, 2011, (Hebrew)
Water Crisis? “Occupation” and “Hamas” on the Green Panel
by Tomer Prat

December 13, 2011, The Marker (Hebrew)
Erdan:  The Palestinians are wasting water and sending us sewage

October 10, 2011, Ha’aretz (Hebrew)
Will Israel and the PA at least agree about water?
by Zafrir Rinat

October 3, 2011, Ha’aretz (English)
Experts say peace may flow from Israel-PA water-sharing pact
by Zafrir Rinat

September 26, 2011, Jerusalem Post
Israeli, Palestinian experts meet over water agreements
by Sharon Udasin

June 7, 2011, Jerusalem Post
Amman will purchase 10 m. cubic meters of Israeli water
by Sharon Udasin

February, 2011,  Israel Aktueel (Dutch)
Plan for Joint Water Management
by Alfred Muller

January 16, 2011, Gilon (Hebrew)
Water, Our Neighbors, and Us
by Meir Ben Tzvi



December 6, 2010, Ha’aretz / Calcalist (Hebrew)
Water Has no Borders
by Danny Rubenstein

December 2, 2010, National Public Radio
Prices Rise As Drought Conditions Worsen in Israel
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

December 1, 2010, Jerusalem Post
Environmental Group proposes water managment plan
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

December 1, 2010, Energia news
Conference presenting a new model water agreement

December 1, 2010, Sviva weekly news (Hebrew)
Green news items

November 30, 2010, Reshet Bet (Hebrew)
FoEME on joint water management
by Noam Bar Shalom

November 30, 2010, (Hebrew)
Suggestion:  Joint management by Israelis and Palestinians of shared waters
by Dalia Mazori

November 30, 2010, South Jerusalem blog
What To Do About Water
by Haim Watsman

November 30, 2010, Epoch Times (Hebrew)
Joint Water management of Israeli and Palestinian Shared Waters
by Marlene Aviva Greenfetter

October 5, 2010, PBS News Hour
In Middle East, Coalition Aims to Ease Tension Over Water Resources
with Fred de Sam Lazaro

January 4, 2010, Green Prophet
Gidon Bromberg on Water Security and Sustainability in the Middle East
by Karin Kloosterman



July 21, 2009, The World (from the BBC, PRI, WGBH)
Water and Cooperation in the Middle East
by Linda Gradstein

July 14, 2009, New York Times
Water for Peace
by Stanley A. Weiss

February 13, 2009, Law Blog (article from BBC)
Peace in the Pipeline
By Aaron Wolf, Annika Kramer, Alexander Carius and Geoffrey Dabelko

February 3, 2009, Mabinogogiblog
The Water Project: Peace in Israel/Palestine through cooperation on sustainability 

January 16, 2009, BBC One Planet (Radio)
Israel Drought
(Gidon Bromberg, FoEME Israeli director, speaks at minutes 12:00, 17:00 and 21:00 of the broadcast)



December 8, 2008, Middle East Times
Is Water the Path to Peace?
by Rachelle Kliger

December 6, 2008, Bibbiablog
Is Water the Path to Peace?

November 10, 2008, Jerusalem Post
Jordan, Israel work to overcome regional water deficit
by Ehud Zion Waldoks

October 31, 2008, Le Monde (French)
At the Jordanian Border; overexploiting the limited “Blue” Gold Mine

Op-Ed Haaretz, October 10, 2008
Let Common Sense Flow
by Gidon Bromberg

July 21, 2008, The Christian Monitor
Israel-Hamas standoff deepens water woes
By Rafael D. Frankel

June 5, 2008, The Economist
Don’t make the desert bloom
by Gideon Lichfield

May 23, 2008, The Jewish Chronicle
Talking is Easier in Open Jordan
by Mati Milstein

May 22, 2008, National Geographic
Desalination No “Silver Bullet” in Mideast 
by Mati Milstein

March 10, 2008, Reuters AlertNet
Gaza forced to pump more raw sewage into sea 
Source: IRIN



June 28, 2007, 7 Days Dubai, United Arab Emerites
Dubai, Sea of Fresh Water

June 18, 2007, MediaLine Radio
Gaza’s Environmental Scenario
by Rachelle Kliger

June 10, 2007 San Francisco Chronicle
Future of war will go with the flow – Water promises to be flash point
by Stephanie Fried



November 10, 2006, The Jewish Chronicle
Peace and the Environment 
by Richard Tarasofsky

August 16, 2006, Woodrow Wilson Center
Environmental Change and Security Program Launches Policy Brief Series on Water Conflict, Cooperation

FoEME, as a partner to “The Coalition of Organizations to Advance the Right to Water”, has endorsed the Water = Life statement: Ensuring the Right to Water of the Residents of the Unrecognized Villages in the Negev