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Our Fiscal Agent: Arava Institute

As Build Israel Palestine is a group of individuals, we fundraise through Friends of the Arava Institute, which is the fundraising arm of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. The Friends of the Arava is a US registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. 

About the Arava Institute

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is an accredited academic program for undergraduate and graduate studies located in the Arava Valley. It seeks to train future leaders of the Middle East in environmental issues so that they will be able to cooperate in solving regional problems. The University of Pennsylvania named it one of the leading environmental think tanks of 2014, click here to learn more.

Students come from around the world to study and conduct research at the Arava Institute. Since its founding in 1996, the Arava Institute has hosted over 400 graduate and undergraduate students of various nationalities, including Israeli Jewish, Israeli Arab, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Tunisian, Moroccan, European and American students. The Arava Institute has been able to maintain a diverse student body even during very difficult times elsewhere in Israel and the Middle East.