Fukin Valley Documentary & Palestinian Water Authority

Wadi Fukin is a Palestinian farming village in The Fukin Valley. In some ways, The Fukin Valley presents a hopeful vision for how water might actually help Israelis and Palestinians learn to live together cooperatively. But even here, water issues threaten the region’s future and provide an ever-present reminder of the conflicts of the past.

Israeli Water Expert

An Israeli and a Palestinian are working together to protect a unique system of water springs in the Fukin Valley. They live in two towns on opposite sides of the so-called "Green Line" that marks Israel’s 1967 border. And what Israel calls its separation barrier — and what Palestinians call a wall — will soon divide them.

Martin Sherman was a ministerial advisor in the government of Yitzhak Shamir in the early 1990s. He also served for seven years in a variety of roles related to national defense. He now teaches political science at Tel Aviv University and he was in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Water Authority

For a very different view on what the water challenges are in the region, we were joined by Dr. Shaddad Attili. He is head of the Palestinian Water Authority. He was in Ramallah. Israeli Water Expert

An Israeli and a Palestinian are working together to protect a unique system of water springs in the Fukin Valley. They live in two towns on opposite sides of the so-called "Green Line" that marks Israel’s 1967 border. And what Israel calls its separation barrier — and what Palestinians call a wall — will soon divide them.

Martin Sherman was a ministerial advisor in the government of Yitzhak Shamir in the early 1990s. He also served for seven years in a variety of roles related to national defense. He now teaches political science at Tel Aviv University and he was in Jerusalem.

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