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Portrait of an Environmental Peace Project in Israel

Jan Martin Bang

112 pp.  
7 ½ x 9 ½
Illustrations: 40

Floris Books


Published:  June 2009


Sakhnin is an Arab city in Northern Israel, where a remarkable project is under way. A group of dedicated Arabs and Jews there teaches environmental awareness to local school and university students. The centerpiece of their project is pioneering wastewater treatment, providing clean water to irrigate local farmland. Moreover, Sakhnin’s Demonstration Center attracts around fifty thousand visitors each year. The Sakhnin project has been a great force for inspiring new trust and hope in community relations.

Jan Martin Bang, author of Ecovillages and Growing Eco-Communities, lived and worked for seven months in Sakhnin and has spent a lifetime in alternative communities, ranging from kibbutz in Israel to the Camphill community of Solborg in Norway. His portrait of Sakhnin includes interviews with local people, giving them a voice in telling their uplifting story against a history and continuing backdrop of conflict.

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