Climate justice movements worldwide consider anti-racism and ending oppression integral to their struggle. So why aren't Israeli environment activists speaking up for Palestinians?
"Across the world, climate movements are firmly rooted on the political, social, and economic left. Their campaigning and advocacy make connections with struggles for democracy, social justice, and human rights, and speak out against racism, discrimination, nationalism, and neoliberalism.
"Instead, the Israeli climate movement remains in the comfort zone of the mainstream, whether out of blindness, ideology, or the fear of losing the broad public support that the environmental movement has grown accustomed to over the years."
"Yet we cannot continue to ignore the fact that Israel rules over the lives of those who suffer most from climate injustice. Many of them are Palestinian, Bedouin, residents of the mostly-Mizrahi and working-class periphery, and others living under the shackles of institutional racism and military rule."