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Preservation and Development in Zionist Thought
  1. Use the page of quotations available here.
  2. Read the quotations and consider the following questions:
  • From an environmental perspective, has Zionism harmed or helped the land of Israel?
  • Is opposition to development anti-Zionist?
  • What is "Green Zionism"? And is it important?



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Israeli Nature Poll

What is your favorite natural area of Israel?
 

Eco-Quote

"Pioneers frequently perceived the natural world as challenging, hostile wilderness to be tamed through diligent Jewish settlement. Songs extolling production, the beauty of concrete, and the importance of construction became part of a nationalistic liturgy. While Israeli Zionists were certainly not unaware of the splendor of the land of Israel, the task of nation building dominated their senses."

- Dr. Alon Tal

Did You Know?

In the next 30 years, ground pollution is projected to contaminate more than 75% of the water wells in the greater Tel Aviv area.

Mideast Green News



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