A Special Arava Institute Evening in Berkeley with Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed
Can a car really produce
its own energy?
Join us on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm as
Friends of the Arava Institute & Jewish National Fund present a special program featuring
Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed
Director of the Arava Institute's
Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation.
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Building on Israel's vision to create a "Silicon Valley" for Renewable Energy, the director of the southern region of Israel's leading research center in renewable energy is planning a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The world-renowned research of Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed, Director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies' Center for RenewableEnergy and Energy Conservation, aims to reduce the world's reliance on fossil fuels for transportation. He is perfecting a process that would enable vehicles, from cars to planes, to produce their own hydrogen energy on an as-needed basis, using an entirely-renewable system that harnesses solar power. Dr. Abu Hamed has been awarded Israel'sprestigious Dan-David Award for this ground-breaking research, which he believes is only a decade away from practical use.
As if Dr. Abu Hamed's research isn't in itself compelling enough, the Director of this program at an Israeli academic institution is a Palestinian, helping to lead a student body of Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and others looking to bridge cultural and politicaldivides through environmental cooperation.
Free of charge, but RSVP requested. To RSVP, click here.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…