About Michael Green

Michael Green is a writer and environmentalist based in Jerusalem and a regular contributor to Israeli eco-blog, Green Prophet. His work has been published in the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Chronicle and Israel Horizons. Before moving to Israel, he worked for an environmental NGO in England where he developed a healthy obsession with organic vegetables and an aversion to pesticides and GMOs. Michael’s surname is pure coincidence.

An Englishman in Nablus: To Shechem and Back in Five Hours

By July 10, 2008

11.05pm: Jaffa Gate, Old City, Jerusalem. Far from the madding crowds flowing out of Jerusalem’s ancient stone walls, a white car was waiting at the bus stop down the hill, ready for the first leg of our journey to another … Read More

Organic and Illegal: Israeli Farms in the West Bank

By May 20, 2008

Labels on the plastic bottles of Giva’ot Olam’s (admittedly delicious) goats milk yogurt describe the farm’s location as ‘The heart of the Shomron’, the Hebrew name for the northern West Bank. What the labels don't say is that the farm … Read More

A Jerusalem Eco-Housing Pilot Project is Turning Talk into Action

By May 8, 2008

One thing Israelis aren't short on: Talk.  So it’s a reassuring sign of the times that whether it’s climate change, the rapidly shrinking Dead Sea, or the way urban pollution effects everyday quality of life, the environment—HaSviva—is becoming a much … Read More

Getting Back to the Soil: Composting in Jerusalem’s Community Gardens

By April 21, 2008

Downtown Jerusalem is cluttered enough at any time of year, but rarely more so than this past week. Posters for cleaning services and chametz sales imploring people to burn, sell, or otherwise dispose of their leavened bread in preparation for … Read More

Israeli Peace Activist Boycotted on American Campus by, um, Jews

By April 10, 2008

Another week, another protest against Israelis on University campuses. In the last few years, Jewish students have become accustomed to campaigns against virtually anything Israeli–from avocados and computer chips to professors. But this time it’s an Israeli peace activist who … Read More