Greening the Desert - Israel and the Environment

by Bristol-PSC
on Thursday 11 Oct 2012

type: Event Notice
topic: Peace
region: Bristol
event time: Tuesday 30 Oct 2012 19:30

Tuesday 30th October 2012

Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign – Public Meeting

Greening the Desert?

Israel and the Environment

7.30pm-9.30pm Upstairs at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft (opp Jamaica Street) Bristol BS1 3QY

Ask at reception then take the lift to the top floor

Israel’s claim of “making the desert bloom” is often used as a justification for it’s colonisation of Palestine and displacement of it’s indigenous people.  But the reality has proved to be very different.  Succeeding Israeli governments have pursued policies of expansionism, industrialisation and urbanisation that have damaged centuries of sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry.

Speaker Marian Connolly is a Palestinian supporter who has visited permaculture projects in the West Bank and has an interest in climate change and sustainable development.

Collection for Bustan Qaraaqa, Permaculture Project in Bethlehem