Portrait of an Environmental Peace Project in Israel
Sakhnin is an Arab city in Northern Israel. There, a remarkable project is under way, run by a group of dedicated Arab and Jews, to teach environmental awareness to local school and university students. The centrepiece of the project is pioneering wastewater treatment, which is used to irrigate local Arab farmland. In addition, Sakhnin’s Demonstration Centre attracts some 50,000 visitors a year, and the project has been a great force for inspiring new trust and hope in community relations. This portrait of Sakhnin is based on interviews with local people, giving them their own voice to tell their uplifting story, against a history and continuing background of conflict.
Publisher: Floris Books