More green hope – now in Ashkelon

Dabush has worked for years to prevent the construction of a third coal-fire plant in Ashkelon

Dabush has worked for years to prevent the construction of a third coal-fire plant in Ashkelon

Residents of Ashkelon have a great reason to go to the polls in the coming municipal elections: Avi Dabush.  Dabush – a native of Ashkelon – has such an impressive list of accomplishments, its hard to summarize properly.  And true to form of those involved in the Israel Green Movement, his accomplishments span from enacting progressive economic programs to preventing the expansion of coal power to setting up a school for children with Autism.  Dabush completed his undergraduate education at Ben Gurion University, and holds a graduate degree in organizational sociology.  He coordinates organizational support for environmental NGOs with the social justice organization “Shaltiel.”  He shares his views in a regular column on the YNET website (his latest – in Hebrew – on the politics of placing cell phone relay stations in residential areas is here).  He is running for city council on a ticket that combines new immigrants and native residents, social and environmental activists, young and senior residents.  Dabush is number two on the list led by current city council member Yuri Zamoshchik.  Here’s hoping for Ashkelon becoming a light of social, economic and environmental progress!

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