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Zalul in the News: Israeli environmentalist pushing for green change

February 24, 2008

This week in the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California:  An article on our very own Executive Director, Yariv Abramovich, following his lecture at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco and his awareness-raising tour of California and across the US.

“Sometimes when I hear people talk about how they want to build the land, I feel shame,” he said. “As a modern Zionist, I would encourage people to think instead about preserving the land.”

He explained that after its founding, Israel had to develop very rapidly for many years to absorb millions of immigrants. Consequently, industry grew unchecked.

“Water became the main victim of environmental negligence in Israel,” he said.

Read more here.

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