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Dry Peace: Syria – Israel and the Water of the Golan


Thanks to the generosity of the Atkin Foundation, ICSR is offering young leaders from Israel and the Arab world the opportunity to come to London for a period of four months, producing a research paper as the result of their work. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide young leaders from Israel and the Arab world with an opportunity to develop their ideas on how to further peace and understanding in the Middle East through research, debate and constructive dialogue in a neutral political environment.

ICSR’s Winter 2010 Atkin Fellow Muna Dajani from East Jerusalem wrote a paper paper exploring a new conflict resolution tool involving environmental peace building. The paper discusses the possibility of creating a peace park in the disputed area of the Golan Heights, while highlighting Israeli and Syrian concerns over water resource control and territorial sovereignty.