“The climate emergency makes Zionism redundant as a future response to antisemitism; it’s already responsible for gross inequality in resilience against climate change; and, in the context of the global crisis we face, Zionism is one of many obsolete ideologies which needs to be ditched if we’re to build a sustainable future for all of us.
“When Palestinian entrepreneur Majd Mashharawi left Gaza for the first time in 2017, she counted herself lucky to be among a small minority able to get away from a place described by its residents as the world’s largest open-air prison.
But during her visit to Japan, what most caught her eye were the lights in the streets. The Palestinian enclave she comes from is notorious for its power cuts. Mashharawi, 25, decided to do something about the problem on her return to Gaza.”
“Palestine is faced with a double challenge, global and local. Due to climate change, the average rainfall is decreasing and the Jordan River will soon run dry. The Gazan aquifer is so over-utilized and salinated, experts have been saying that there will be no drinkable water for 1.9 million people by 2016 which is, after all, now. These same people are also crippled by a crushing economic siege and an environment poisoned by toxic munitions. At the same time, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank is characterized by water confiscation and contamination.”
Although written in early 2016, this article is even more relevant today~
On September 20 Alliance for Water Justice members joined the thousands of people who jammed Boston's City Hall Plaza for the student-organized Climate Strike. Our signs attracted considerable interest and thumbs up approval. Photos by Nancy Murray.
"Ibrahim Sawafteh, the head of the Bardala Livestock Development Association, told Al-Monitor, 'Water is the lifeblood of the Jordan Valley. Without enough water, life becomes impossible for farmers, especially from April to November each year, given the high temperatures.' ”