In a recent Ha’aretz article – journalist Raphael Ahren investigates the disproportionate representation of English-speakers in Israel’s environmental movement.
… says [Bar Ilan University professor Jonathan] Rynhold, “immigrants from Western countries are used to seeing environmental issues play a role in national politics, while Israeli parties usually focus on security and religion. Thus it is not surprising that so many Anglos are involved in the local green scene…”
He then goes on to interview Green Movement-Meimad director of outreach to the English-speaking community, Dr. Bob Goldwasser, who reveals that about 10% of the Green Movement membership is native English speaking. For the full article, click here.
If you are English speaking and interested in meeting Green Movement – Meimad candidates and here about the party, there will be a special home meeting for English speakers in Haifa and the north in Carmelia, Haifa on Thursday evening, 22 January. Our guests will be Green Movement-Meimad candidate Dr. Gershon Baskin, and a representative from the Meimad movement. For details or to RSVP, write daniel.orenstein – at – gmail.com.