In the Israeli Desert, a Modest Effort to Build an Environment for Peace

Maya Levin for The Chronicle

"The peace-building stuff is not our business," says David Lehrer, director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. "It's the way we do business, but the business we're in is the environment."
January 28, 2013

Deep in a desert in southern Israel, more than a hundred miles from the nearest city, a tiny academic flower is growing.

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a small place with big ambitions: to help end the conflict between Israelis and…

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