22.06.2011 20.Siwan, 5771
Palestinians, Jordanians join Knesset environment day
Friends of the Earth Middle East delegation, green group leaders, lawmakers discuss country’s most pressing environmental challenges.
A delegation including 11 Palestinians and 11 Jordanians from Friends of the Earth Middle East took part on Tuesday in the Knesset’s environment day. They attended the afternoon environmental caucus and met individually with government officials.
The Palestinians and Jordanians, accompanied by their Israeli colleagues, also attended an open environmental caucus led by MKs Dov Henin (Hadash) and Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) and attended by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) and Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), where translators brought in by Friends of the Earth Middle East allowed the delegates to understand the discussions in simultaneous Arabic….