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Environmental issues have always been of central importance to the Greens and to the Heinrich Boell Stiftung. Equally important, has been the connections and links made to social and economic issues, creating a holistic vision of society and sustainability. Our work therefore in Israel focuses on climate and energy policy, green economy and smart growth, urban resilience and sustainable communities. We and our partners work with decision makers on the local and national levels in the areas of advocacy, policy development, capacity building and environmental innovation. The foundation supports a variety of Israeli environmental and social organizations, which over the last decade, strive to have a growing impact on policy and society.

For more information please contact Elisheva Gilad: Elisheva.Gilad@il.boell.org  

 

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At the UN’s COP 22 climate conference in Marrakech, the international community closed ranks despite (or perhaps because of?) the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. 

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The UN summit in Marrakech is the next step for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. Controversial issues e.g. damages caused by climate change and financing for the poor countries are on the table

 
 

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Our Gender and Democracy program seeks to enhance a comprehensive democracy that provides an inclusive, participatory system that ensures full civil and human rights.
Realizing that gender is a fundamental factor in shaping societies, we try to promote a political culture that prioritizes Gender Democracy values and practices on all levels.

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Governments around the world are taking draconian steps to suppress civil-society organizations, with measures ranging from restrictive laws and bureaucratic burdens to smear campaigns and censorship.

The “Transparency Bill” serves to promote the delegitimization process of progressive NGOs in the country through a public shaming process that depicts the latter as minions of foreign governments

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In the Regional and Security Policy program, our focus is on developing alternative political options and strategies that will contribute to the Palestinian – Israeli conflict resolution process. In addition, we work to contribute to the development a comprehensive regional security strategy for Israel.
 

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The Israeli leadership and public are not excited about the upcoming Paris Mideast peace summit on Sunday. What does the nearly unanimous skepticism mean for the viability of the two-state solution?

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Trump wird einen Paradigmenwechsel in der amerikanischen Politik gegenüber dem Nahen Osten einleiten. Das ist für Israel keine positive Entwickung. 

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The German-Israeli dialogue Program is set up to contribute to a strong German-Israeli relationship that is based on a realistic perception and mutual understanding of the past as well as present. It works towards the benefit of shared democratic values in both countries, bringing together opinion leaders from Israel and Germany from the fields of politics, academia and the media, civil society and art.
The activities (conferences, workshops, roundtable discussions, festivals, publications) are conducted to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges both countries face as modern societies and nation states, such as dealing with citizenship and belonging in a multicultural society. Moreover it aims to identify elements from experiences of reconciliation and conflict resolution from Europe for possible joint contributions to local conflict resolution

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Die deutsch-israelischen Literaturtage sollen die Entwicklung von Kultur und Politik beider Länder im Spiegel der Literatur reflektieren. 

In the past few weeks Israelis and Palestinians are facing increased violence. What are the reasons behind this new round of escalation? Have a look at the short movie from our latest discussion.  
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