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Israeli environment minister strives for regional cooperation at COP27

Outgoing Minister for Environmental Protection Tamar Zandberg calls on the new Israeli government not to give in to small politics, but continue engagement to battling climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing plastic pollution.
Israel's Ministry for Environmental Protection

Israel’s Minister for Environmental Protection Tamar Zandberg made headlines yesterday at the Sharm al-Sheikh climate conference alongside Iraqi and Lebanese senior officials.

Both Lebanon and Iraq consider Israel an enemy state and prohibit their citizens from having contact with Israeli nationals. The maritime border deal reached recently between Israel and Lebanon was negotiated via an American mediator and signed in the form of letters handled by the American administration and not as a bilateral agreement. Hosted by Egypt and by Cyprus, the Nov. 8 meeting was also attended by representatives from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the Palestinian Authority.

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