Democracy in action – Candidates for IGM list grows

The Israel Green Movement primaries are in two weeks – 12 December, 2008. Several more wonderful individuals have declared their candidacy for the IGM list for Knesset. I’m likely not going to be able to profile them all, so ask them to prepare a short bio that I will post. The growing list includes individuals with a broad variety of backgrounds and talents.

The new candidates (in no particular order):

Shmuel Chen - Experience from the Knesset to Global meetings

Samuel Chayen - Experience from the Knesset to Global meetings

Dr. Hussein Tarabiah is founder-director of the Regional Center for Environmental Education and R&D (TAEQ) in the Beit Natofa Basin near Sakhnin.

Nir Ariav

Dr. Gershon Baskin – Co-director of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information, profiled on this blog here.

Dr. Shmuel Brenner – Former deputy director of the Israel Ministry of Environment, faculty member at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, profiled on this blog here.

Samuel Chayen – Longtime political advocate and lobbyist for Life and Environment, The Israel Union for Environmental Defense, and others. Israeli NGO representative to the talks on the Montreal Protocols. Currently doctoral student in the Science and Technology program at Bar Ilan University.

Ido Yemini

Yarden Shani - diver, marine biologist, activist

Yarden Shani - diver, marine biologist, activist

Dr. Sarit Oked

Atar Friedman – marketing director in a private company and graduate student in biology at Tel Aviv University.

Shimi Ref – Educator and guide with Shomrei HaGan, profiled on this blog here.

Rachel Tidhar - Organizing for environmental and social justice

Rachel Tidhar - Organizing for environmental and social justice

Yarden Shachaf-Shani – Director of field activities in the IGM, graduate student of environmental studies at the Porter School in Tel Aviv University.

Racheli Tidhar-Kenar – Longtime activist with Green Course (where she is also a board member) and the IGM, holds a graduate degree in organizational behavior, and a private consultant for social and environmental change.

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