Gidon Bromberg

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Gidon Bromberg (Israeli Director, Friends of the Earth Middle East)

"Mr. Bromberg is the founder and Israeli director of “Friends of the Earth Middle East” (originally “EcoPeace”). He has spearheaded the advocacy campaigns of the organization both in Israel and internationally and developed the cross border community peace building program "Good Water Neighbors" that is seen as a model for other programs in conflict areas. Mr. Bromberg speaks regularly on water, peace and security issues; including at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development; before the US House of Representatives, International Relations Committee; the European Parliament; and before the advisory meeting to the UN High Level Panel on Security. He is a member of the Israeli inter-ministerial committee on the future of the Dead Sea, of the Israel UNESCO World Heritage Committee and the inter-ministerial committee for Sustainable Development in Israel.An attorney by profession having previously worked in public interest environmental law and a member of the Israel Bar Association; he also holds a bachelor of Economics and a Law degree from Monash University in Australia. As a fellow of the New Israel Fund he completed a master's degree in international environmental law at the American University in Washington DC. He has published over twenty academic and popular publications concerning Middle East environmental policy and water security issues. In April 2007 Yale University awarded him a 2007 fellowship for global leadership called the World Fellows program." [1]

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  1. International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy, East West Institute, accessed February 26, 2008.