We have a question for you:
Greta – Do you think Hamas represents human rights and freedom?
We, the Israeli Forum of Women in the Environment, are deeply hurt, shocked and disappointed with your tweets and posts regarding Gaza, which are appallingly one-sided, ill-informed, superficial and are in complete contrast to your ability to deep dive into details and get to the bottom of complex issues – at best. But to be more accurate, by expressing them you take sides with terrorists, with the worst and darkest representatives of Humans, and plainly – with the wrong side of history.
On Saturday, October 7th a brutal massacre took place in Israel. So far, we have counted 1,400 bodies of babies, children, women and men. All brutally murdered, shot, burned alive, molested before their deaths, raided by terrorists in their homes, in a music festival and randomly on the streets. Hundreds of people were kidnapped to Gaza, ages ranging from 9 months to 90 years old, including babies and people with severe illnesses (like cancer, heart failure, Parkinson) without their medication, and people with special needs such as autism and dementia, and many more are still missing.
Among the victims were a group of elderly Israelis waiting for a bus to take them on a tour, Israeli Arabs, agriculture workers from Thailand, caretakers from the Philippines who look after elderly men and women, and many other innocent lives.
Is this the way you imagine fighting for human rights? With cold-blooded killings of civilians, violent rape of women, and kidnapping of infants and the elderly?
We would like for you to learn about Dr. Shoshan Haran, Founder and President of “Fair Planet”, a nonprofit organization that aims at the success of smallholder farmers in developing countries. We are sure you will find her work and the values of the organization and this amazing woman similar to your own. Shoshana and 7 other members of her family have been missing since that gruesome black Saturday attack. The body of her husband was identified earlier this week. Please, take a moment to look at their pictures below and watch those videos about her.
Does any of this sound like a part of the fight for freedom? Are you seriously standing with the people who hold a grandmother with her grandchildren for over 14 days?
We write to you, while most of us cannot stay too far from a bomb shelter since rockets are still targeting our homes, as we mourn loved ones that we lost as a society and individuals, as members of the environmental movement, which strives for justice for humanity and nature and as women who held high of your work and leadership.
We urge you to look again at the atrocities conducted by Hamas, to read the stories of those who are no longer with us, to look at the pictures of those held in captivity and learn more about the conflicts in our region. We expect you and your family will never have to run for your lives and lose sleep worrying for your loved ones, but if this ever happens, we promise not to side with your abusers.
Signed by 278 women: Scientists, Environmentalists, Researchers, Lawyers, Politicians, Artists, Sustainability experts and more.
Adam Carn-Saferstein – Climate-Tech MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Adi Ben David PhD – Consultant, Water & Wastewater Engineering
Adi Berson – Environmental consultant and entrepreneur
Adi Harush – Sustainable Operation Manager at Startup.
Adi Raanan Ron, Adv., – Co Managing Director of Mimshak Fellowships Program – From Science to Policy
Adi Sela Yemini – Head of Sustainability and Business Development Manager
Adi Tamam – Teacher, graduated school of sustainability, Reichman University
Adv. Jonathan J. Jacobovitz, Council member at the municipality of Herzliya and chairmen of the environmental and sustainability municipal committees.
Amit Bracha, adv., Executive Director, Adam Teva V’Din – Israel Union for Environmental Defense
Anat Schrotter – Director of Industries, Hazardous Materials and Air Pollution, Jerusalem Municipality
Anna Zhuravel – Environmental Consultant, MSc
Arik Rosenblum – CEO EcoOcean
Assaf Ariel- PhD, EcoOcean
Aviva Peeters – CEO & co-founder, TerraVision Lab
Bar Saggie – Sustainability & Economics student, Reichman University
Barami Rona – Israel
Bernadette Bouwer – Climate resilience director in Adam Teva V’edin
Cecile Blilious – Head of Impact & Sustainability Pitango
Chen Heffetz – Environmental consultant
Dalia Raphael – Marine Sciences and Marine Environment student, Ruppin Academic Center.
Dalia Tal – Campaign Manager Zalul
Dalit Segev Cattan – Environmental Consultant
Dana Mereminsky – school of Sustainability, Reichman University
Dana Roded– Eastern Negev Environmental protection unit Environmental Planner
Dana Ziv – Consumption & waste reduction manager at TLV municipality
Daniela London – Journalist
Daniella Vatine – Architect and Environmental Consultant
Danielle Talker – Green building consultant
Daphna Ben Yacov – COO, Plastic Recycling, Israel
Daphna Rosenbaum – Innovation & Sustainability Resource Manager – Kfar Saba Municipality
Dawn Hanen – sustainable living project manager, Community Saving the Environment Company
Dennise Belmaker – Environmental licensing and hazard prevention, Herzliya Municipality.
department, Sharon-Carmel Cities Organization for the Environment
Dikla Aharonovich – Lab manager, Department of Marine Biology, University of Haifa.
Dorit Chassid, Sustainability Manager, Dizengof Center
Dr Michal Shatkay, PhD in environmental sciences, Environmental, human rights and peace activist
Dr Olga Shomron – Research Associate, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr Tal Golan – Environmental consultant, sustainability expert, CEO, Tardis.
Dr. Adi Maimon – Water & Environment scientist, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Dr. Anat Peretz – Environmental consultant, ELM Environmental Engineering LTD
Dr. Efi Farber- Hydrology and Geochemistry Consultant.
Dr. Eidit Handelsman Benory – Sustainability & Environmental manager
Dr. Gal Zagron – R&D Manager at chief scientist office, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Dr. Gilmor Keshet
Dr. Hagit Ulanovsky, co-founder and director, SP interface
Dr. Karni Krigel – Bar-Ilan University.
Dr. Liat Ben David, CEO – Davidson Institute of Science Education
Dr. Mali Nevo – Sustainability researcher
Michal Bitterman – CEO and co-founder The Natural Step
Shlomit Doten Gissin – Environmental Planner
Dr. Michal Stern – Head of Sea Emergency National Volunteers Network. EcoOcean.
Dr. Nadine Spitz Beigelman – environmental consultant
Dr. Natalie De Falco – DeserTech Knowledge Center, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University
Dr. Noa Sher, CSO Minovia Therapeutics, Board member NALA Neglected Tropical Diseases Advocacy Learning and Action
Dr. Noga Naor
Dr. Riva Waldman – Waste Management & Environmental Communication Expert
Dr. Shani Levy – The Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa.
Dr. Shiri Zemah-Shamir – Senior lecturer, school of sustainability, Reichman University
Dr. Tal Idan – Post doctoral fellow, Biomolecular sciences, The Weizmann Institute of Sciences.
Dr. Tzipi Iser Itsiq – Head Of Environmental Law and Sustainability Dep. , Lipa Meir & Co
Dr. Tzvia Gildor – The Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa
Dr. Yael Barki Gateno – Green Network, Education for Sustainable Development in all the societies in Israel.
Efrat Beck – The Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa
Einat Zucketman Tal – community manager – EcoOcean
Elena Wald – environmental consultant
Ella Kotlar – Environmental regulation manager
Emma Maor – Food waste reduction, Retail Tech, senior consultant
Eng. Limor Hoshen- Owner and CEO of Hoshen engineering and consultant Environment Health & Safety
Eng. Ori Halbershtat – Environmental hydrology, geochemistry & pedology, Lithosol Env.
Erez Haya – Environmental lawyer
Evelyn Anca – CEO Plastic Free Israel
Eyal Udassin – CTO, Automato Robotics
Eynat Gefen Segal – Sustainability and Environmental Expert
Eynav (Navi) Cohen, Ph.D candidate. Apex Predator Laboratory, Morris Kahn Marine Research Station, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.
Gadi Kliger – Climate tech startup bilder
Gal Haim – Sustainability & government student, Reichman University
Gali Feldboy Klinger – Sustainability director, ubq materials
Galia Ben-Shoham – Environmental Planner
Galia CUKIERMAN – Lecturer in the Hebrew University, PhD researcher in Tel Aviv University, TEDx Organiser and activist
Galia hanoch Roe – green network
Galia Limor-Sagiv – Environment and landscape researcher
Galia Pasternak PhD – University of Haifa
Galia Schutz – Head of impact, Molet
Galit Kenigsberg, Eco-Arena, Hashmal100
Galit Ofer, Adv. – Partner, Head of environmental law and sustainability, Shibolet Law Firm
Geula Michael Bitton, doctoral student, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Haifa
Gitit Chromo – BA government and sustainability, Reichman University
Hadar Gatenyo – Sustainability & Economics student, Reichman University; Extended producer responsibility office, Environmental protection ministry.
Hadar Manor – Industrial Engineer Manager, Project Manager, ESG Manager, Sustainability Expert
Hadas Ganot Dotan Co founder,COO Rplace Climatech
Hadas Marshall – Ecologist and biodiversity officer.
Hadas Merzel – Engis Ltd, CEO, israel
Hadas Merzel, Engis Ltd israel
Hadas Pe’er – Sustainable built environment specialist
Hadas Shachnai – Environmental consultant
Hagar Maayan Solomon – Environmental consultant
Hagit Geffen – CEO of The Green Network
Hana Rado – Group19 and Supersonas
Harel Dikla – climate change leader and guide
Hema Peswani – Environmental Consultant & TA at the School of Sustainability, Reichman University
Hila Ackerman – Head of sustainability, the Federation of regional councils
Hila Adud – Facilities Director
Hila Leo Shapira – Partner and founder at Ayana, Strategic Sustainable Development counseling agency
Hila Meshulam– Sustainability business partner, Merieux NutriScience
Hila Rotbart Raz – climate change and waste officer
Ifat Zamir – MD, HiCity, Innovation, Herzliya Municipality
Inbal Miron Levy –Shomrei Habit, Israel Citizens for safe energy
Inbal Oren – Corporate & Sustainability Manger
Inbar Margulis – Environmental activist
Iris Arbel, former manager of sustainability and environmental education
Iris Raz– Environment and Sustainability Department manager. Israeli Airports Authority
IRIS Shichor Dr. – Co-CEO Biochange, Tissue Regeneration
Israeli Miri – parentes for climate, Israel
Judi Lax – Ph.D student, Climate Activist
Karine Tenenzap – Environment specialist
Karnit Gelfman – General manager, Liquid gas, recycling solutions
Keren Barkat – Marketing and Sustainability specialist
Keren Gordo Parker – Sustainability & Cultural coordinator kibbutz Regavim
Keren Mimran, Founder, VP Business Development, Edete, resilient ag-tech startup
Keren-Or Rosner – EMBA Candidate, Brown University, Climate, Sustainability Impact Consultant
Keshet Razili Michaeli – Galil mountain winery
Lea Leshem, real estate appraiser
Lee Ben Nun – Environmental Engineer and project manager
Liat Roded– environmental planner
Lihi Luzon Beranen – Researcher, school of Sustainability Reichman University
Limor Gorelik – Plastic and waste pollution manager, Zalul Environmental Association
Linda Perry – VP Customer Success, Kando Environmental Services
Lior Manzur – Business consulting
Liti Haramaty – Marine Researcher, Environmental Activist
Maayan Chai – sustainable winemaker and viticultural
Margarita Smirnov – Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Central Fish Health Laboratory
Marina Veselova – Sustainability & Government student, Reichman University. Israel planning administration employee
Maya Crabtree – Director of Climate and Sustainability, Forum 15
Maya Jacobs – Environmental activist and entrepreneur
Maya Sigal – co-founder, Safe Wildlfie Crossings Israel
Meir Family – Environmental Engineers and activists
Meirav Avigdor– Environmental & compliance Manager, Chevron
Meirav Gavish– Environmental manager Nesher Ramla.
Meirav Shabtay- Environmental consultant
Meital Peleg Mizrachi – Post doctoral fellow at Yale University, department of economics
Melina Dayan – M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences from Tel Aviv University. Environmental activist.
Merav Nir – Head of Marketing, Precycle – Home Recycling Technologies
Meytal Amitay – Environmental Unit, Ashkelon District – CEO
Michael Yanay- sustainability & governance student
Michal Levi Arbel – ESG manager and sustainability entrepreneur
Michal Sarfati PhD. – Senior consultant for Sustainability and the Environment
Michal Topaz PhD – Head of Sustainability Education, Davidson institute of science education.
Michal Volansky, Environmental education expert
Michal Werber- Project manager and environmental consultant at 2B Friendly (NGO)
Michal Ziv – Environmental activist
Mika Blumenthal – School of Sustainability and Economics, Reichman University
Miki Haimovich – former MK, chair , The Heschel Center for Sustainability
Mor Achimeir – elm environmental engineering, ceo
Mor Gilboa – Zalul environmental association, CEO
Moran Berger – Environmental activist and entrepreneur. Founder of Rehovot Shel Etzim (Streets of trees).
Moran Berger – Environmental activist and entrepreneur. Founder of Rehovot Shel Etzim (Streets of trees).
Moran Neeman- Hydrology and drainage consultant.
Moran Shaanan – Head of Recycling, The Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection
Moria Zhut – student at school of Sustainability, Reichman University,
Naama Tessler Ph.D – Fire ecologist and geomorphologist
Naama Wald, PhD – Jerusalem
Naor Freidenson- youth climate activist
Natalie Binder – Environmental Engineer
Nirit Gekker Tvizer – Sustainability manager at Landa cooperation
Niv Schwartz, MBA – Sustainable Finance Specialist, Co-Founder of Kaima Technologies Ltd
Noa Cohen Kissinger– Eastern Negev Environmental protection unit Sustainability Coordinator
Noa Jeselsohn – Lawyer and Geologist
Noa Orbach Even – architect and city planner
Noa Sharon – M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude (TAU) ; Jewelry Designer, Activist, Co-Founder & Manager of Sustainable Fashion Forum in Israel.
Noga Levtzion Nadan – CEO of Greeneye ESG, and Managing Partner of Value Squared Responsible Investment House.
Noga Sokolover – PhD, the Steinhart Museum of Natural History
Noga Yungrise– Environmental consultant
Nurit Gilboa – Environmental Engineer
Odeliah Cohen – M.A in Sustainable Development (TAU), Environmental activist.
Ori Livne – Environmental Consultant
Orit Farhi- Environment and Sustainability Department Israeli Airports Authority .
Orit Nevo – Nevo – Communication & Environmental strategies
Orly Aharoni, Adv.
Orly Ariav, Adv. M.UR.P. – Environmental Lawyer and Urban Planner
Orly Miller- Eastern Negev Environmental protection unit Industry Coordinator
Osnat Avital – Environmental Engineer, CSO Vert
Osnat Wertheim – Director of the Environment Department, Bromain compounds
Pazit Schweid-shait, ,environmental activist
PhD Sarit Oked – Arad
Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel, Adv. – Partner, head of environmental law practice group-S. Horowitz & co
Prof Yael Parag – School of Sustainability, Reichman University
Prof. Adi Wolfson – Green Activist, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Be’er Sheva
Prof. Ilana Berman-Frank – Univ Haifa, Head Mediterranean Research Center of Israel.
Prof. Maya Negev – University of Haifa.
Prof. Shlomit Paz, Climatologist and climate change researcher, Head of Climate and Environmental Sustainability Center, University of Haifa, Israel
Prof. Sigal Abramovich– Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Prof. Tali Mass- Associate professor, Department of Marine Biology, University of Haifa
Prof. Tamar Lotan – The Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa
Prof. Uri Shanas – CEO of This is My Earth
Prof. Yoram Gerchman – Environmental Biochemist in Oranim College and University of Haifa; Board member in the Israeli chapter of This is My Earth
Professor Einat Segev- Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
Rabbi Aharon Ariel Lavi, founder and co-director, Hakhel Community Network
Rachel Schwartz MA, CPA
Racheli Barak – Environmental engineering
Raz Eitan-Coocks – Environmental Economist, DHVMED
Responsible investments and sustainable accounting
Reut Farber Oron – Food Technologist
Reut Tsegamlack – Sustainability & government student, Reichman University
Ronit Shahar – Environment manager, Strauss Israel
Rony Bruell – Environmental Consultant, Founder of “Israeli Forum of Women in the Environment”
Rotem Lehiman QA MANAGER, Ginegar
Roy Weidberg – Head of ESG, SolarEdge
Ruth Talby Rufaisen – Director of Environmental Affairs, Netzer Hasharon.
Sagit Erez – M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering Sciences
Sarit Asraf Levi – Member of Ramat-Gan city council, Chairman of Ramat-Gan Environmental protection Committee
Sarit Caspi Oron, Water quality and river restoration
Sarit Moyal– Eastern Negev Environmental protection unit Educational Coordinator
Shahaf Samuch – Head of licensing, Rotem Energy
Shahar Livne – PhD candidate, the School of Public Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Shahar Yahav – Green Building consultant
Shaked Shefy Cohen – Deputy CEO of the The Israeli society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Shani Ashkenzi – Journalist
Sharon Chai – Retired assistant professor at Tel Hai college
Sharon Manor– Project Manager, Huminn Biotechnology
Sharon Salkinder – City and Regional Planner
Sharon Shalev – Tamir
Shelly Bar Siman Tov– CEO Hofesh- Environmental Education.
Shira Givati – PhD student, Department of Marine Biology, University of Haifa
Shira Lapid – student at school of Sustainability, Reichman University
Shira Shenkar – Sustainability & Economics student, Reichman University
Shiri Heffer – Environmental economist
Shiri Solomon– Environmental engineer
Shirley Kantor – Sustainability and Impact consultant
Shirly Kalush – Agri-food tech consultant. Former UN and World Bank.
Shulamit Nussboim, Ph.D student in hydrology, the School of Environmental Studies, University of Haifa and Volcani Instiitute; volunteer in “Golan Savers” association
Shylee Levin – Environmental Planner, sustainable development.
Sigalit Mutzafi – CEO & co founder, Radgreen Environmental Analitics
Tal Gabso – Sustainability & Economics student, Reichman University
Tal Tenne Czaczkes – Artist, entrepreneur, and environmental activist
Tali Kaplan Finish– Director of the Sustainability and Environment Division, Rishon LeZion Municipality
Tamar Raviv – Jerusalem
Tamar Tenenbaum, Head of the education department, Ecoocean
Tamara Sharon Ross – Co-Executive Director, The Heschel Center for Sustainability
Tammy Gannot Rosenstreich, adv, Adam Teva V’Din – Israel Union for Environmental Defense
Tsuf Moisesco Yiflach. PhD.
Uri Hashiloni, 2020 Struggle.
Vanessa Kacherginsky – CEO, The Israeli Forum For Impact Economy
Vered Ziso-Cohen – Planning Coordinator, The Heschel Center for Sustainability.
Yaara Ben Nahum – Renewable Energy Coordinator, Heschel Sustainability Center.
Ya’ara Tsairi – PhD candidate, sustainable transport, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and environmental activist.
Yael Cohen Paran, former Knesset Member, Co-chair of the Green Movement party
Yael Dori, Head of Planning, Adam Teva V Din
Yael Fridman- Environmental Consultant
Yael Harman – Head of energy and climate the Israeli ministry of energy
Yael Kaplan – Sustainability and Environmental Expert
Yael Shaked Mandelberg– PhD student -school of sustainability, Reichman University
Yael Weitz, co-founder and CEO, ‘Changing Environment’
YAIR WAHLE – EILAT FIELD SCHOOL EDUCATION MANAGER SPNI.
Yanir Davidzada – climate activist and software engineer
Yarden Israeli – youth climate activist
Yifat Meirovitz Yefet, Council member and second to the mayor, Rishon Le Zion & Environmental consultant, CEO
Yifat Sela – CEO of SELA GREEN@SMART DESIGN
Yoni Sappir – chairman, Israel Home Guardians ; administration board member, Life & Environment (union of the majority of Israelis environmental NGOs)
Yuval Malki – BA sustainability and government, Reichman University