17 Jun '11, 3pm

Partners in Wind Power Bridge a Mideast Divide: An Israeli and a Palestinian have joined forces on wind turbine

Partners in Wind Power Bridge a Mideast Divide By TAMIR ELTERMAN When I first sought out Muhammad Salem, he was awaiting the birth of his fourth child, a baby girl, in the maternity ward at Al-Makassed hospital in East Jerusalem. The baby’s name would go through several iterations in the course of the night. First it was Luna. Then Natalie. Eventually the family would settle on Dina. In retrospect, the event seems like a symbol of the region’s rebirth: as Muhammad and I chatted in the waiting room, a TV news report showed Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, just a day before being driven from power as president of Tunisia, condemning violent protests that had broken out in that country. Neither of us could anticipate what would unfold in the months to come. “We hope for a good future for her in this land,” Muhammad said of his baby daughter. Muhammad, a Palestinian engineer who desig...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/partners-in-win...

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