Across the Great Divide Jordanians Study the Environment—in Israel

Relations between Israel and Jordan are strained, largely due to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the Arab world in general, study in Israel is verboten. But Jordanian students opt for environmental studies at the Albert Katz Institute in Israel because the school’s team of professors and researchers is renowned globally for its breakthrough environmental research, including drip irrigation, solar energy harnessing, algae cultivation and brackish water salmon farming. The Jordanians also come to experience a different culture and "see these people we’ve fought with and heard about all our lives with our own eyes," one student confides.