Mosaic has supported EcoPeace-Friends of EcoPeace Middle East (FoEME) for many years (through HWPS before Mosaic was formed), and Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith serves on the International Advisory Committee of EcoPeace-Friends of the Earth Middle East.
Co-Executive Directors of Eco Peace/Friends of the Earth Middle East, Mr Munqeth Mehyar, Mr Nader Khateeb and Mr Gidon Bromberg, wrote in October 2013, an extract is below:
“Thank you for your generous support of our environmental peacemaking efforts, building cross-border cooperation to rehabilitate the Jordan River and save the Dead Sea.
Your ongoing support and partnership in our work helps us to continue to advance solutions to trans-boundary environmental issues in the Middle East. As some of you who have visited have seen, and as Rabbi Dabba Smith can attest, progress is real and hope is strengthened. This past May, for example, Israel released non-flood fresh water into the Lower Jordan River for the first time in 49 years. Our efforts to promote a water accord as a first step in the peace process are advancing at the highest levels, sanitation solutions throughout the region are moving forward and our grassroots organising efforts and cross-border education work with youth are changing hearts, minds and attitudes whilst instilling hope.”
Our work with Ecopeace Friends of the Earth Middle East has been covered widely in the press including the New Scientist