Once a vision of peace, Israel's environmental institute in danger of closing
The financial crisis and the political reality of the region threaten the future of the Arava Institute, where Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians study together in effort to deal with the shared environmental problems.
What was once seen as a catalyst for regional peace is now faced with imminent closure. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, where students from Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority learn together, may not open its gates in the next academic year.
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