Tags: environment

Israeli occupation of Palestine is devastating the natural environment

The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has devastated the environment… uprooted native trees… imposed polluting industries… prevented sustainable development… caused loss of biodiversity… Under Israeli occupation, environmental struggles are an integral part of the struggle for freedom and justice in Palestine…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land XI: Love Child of the American Water Bureaucracy

Part 11 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. A synopsis of the findings is here. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net Holy Water:  Old West meets Middle East “Thou shall inherit the holy earth as a faithful steward, conserving its resources and productivity from generation to generation.…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land X: Demographic Threat

Part 10 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. A synopsis of the findings is here. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net Behind a curtain of wine, war, and industrial tourism, Israel is losing a pyrrhic population race with the more fertile Arabs. “We say to the Jews,…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land IX: Toxic Leaks & Spills

Part 9 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. A synopsis of the findings is here. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net Recognition 9: The ‘Toxic Tsunami’ and Other Disasters Petroleum contamination: Chronic leaks and spills in Israel “… we discovered a layer of gasoline near a gas…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land VIII: Desecrated Farmlands

Part 8 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. A synopsis of the findings is here. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net Last updated 10.18.2018 “It was not as if there was a Palestinian people in Palestine and we came and threw them out and took their country…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land VII: Poisoned Streams

Part 7 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net Toxic Streams and disappearing groundwater “…and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.” Kings 18. Kishon: If Elijah was around today he might just tell the Israelites to…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land VI: Awash in Sewage

Part 6 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. A synopsis of the findings is here. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net Sewage Quiz and nowhere to go “…with clear waters and action packed beaches, each one of Tel Aviv’s 16 beaches has its own style and attracts…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land V: Lower Jordan-Dead Sea

Part 5 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. A synopsis of the findings is here. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net The lower Jordan river is a wreck “The river one hundred twenty feet wide and six feet deep, gravelly bottom; current five knots.” W.F. Lynch, USN,…

Baseline of a Desecrated Land IV: Vanishing Biomes

Part 4 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. A synopsis of the findings is here. by Dick Callahan, reposted from DickCallahan.net Israel’s only major freshwater lake may disappear Last updated October 14, 2018. “Set sail on the beautiful Sea of Galilee with an inspirational time of praise…