The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem joins the International Union for Conservation of Nature!

Dear ARIJ Friends

“The Applied Research Institute- Jerusalem (ARIJ) would like to announce its admission to the International Palestine Natural Resource Management ProgramUnion for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). ARIJ is proud to become a member in such an international union that helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. Its work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. It is also the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO Members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

This year ARIJ was one of 17 institutions and the only from the Arabic region along with Mada association from (Lebanon) accepted for the membership.

ARIJ will benefit from IUCN’s scientific credibility, its unsurpassed knowledge base and convening power, extensive networking opportunities and access to high-level political, economic and social decision making, and to conservation alliance of key scientists. As a member, ARIJ becomes part of a collective and global voice on Sustainable Agriculture Palestineimportant issues. The Union convenes the World Conservation Congress and other platforms for discussing conservation issues. ARIJ finds it an opportunity to work with its partner through this membership to advance its own cause and add to its collective strength in overcoming barriers to a sustainable Palestinian future. “

For further information about IUCN net work kindly refer to the following link


News from Palestine, Mazin Qumsiyeh

On Israeli television when asked if he agrees with the idea that Israel
assassinated his predecessor Mr. Mahmoud Abbas said we have no proof of who
did it. Ten years after and he has no proof. But in the same week Mr. Abbas
and his security services took less than 10 hours to accuse Hamas without
any proof of the suspicious bombings in Gaza at some offices and homes of
Fatah officials (no one was injured).

Article and photo expose of our museum in the premier environmental
magazine in Palestine.  For those who read Arabic (for others you can look
at the pictures from our nascent museum and/or use google translate)
متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي: تحفيز البحث العلمي في كل ما يحيط بنا
د. مازن قمصية: كثير من الكائنات في فلسطين آخذة بالانقراض وعلينا التخلص من
الاحتلال العقلي قبل الاحتلال السياسي

On Berlin Wall’s collapse [25th] anniversary, Palestinians punch hole
through West Bank [apartheid] wall

We could use volunteers (and partners) especially to prepare for the
Science fair (20-29 November) at the museum. Call us at (970)2-277-3553 or
email or visit to see how
you can help

Hollywood “stars” raise $33 millions for terrorists (and it is all

We are following up to build partnerships with our Palestine Museum of
Natural History ( There was an interesting highlight
when I was asked to join a demonstration at Chermin-Nobel plant that makes
parts for “hellfire” missiles and exports weapons of human destruction to
Israel. The growth of BDS has been a positive movement in Europe.
Video of me, Max Blumenthal, Mand Bassem Tamimi in Oslo Social Forum
Picture of me at the demo (text in Norwegian)

Suggestion for a new book title “Europe and Palestine: A history of
collusion with colonialist Zionism, a future of cooperation for humanity”
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