Gates and Bennett to Join Forces to Combat Climate Change (VIDEO)

American business magnate Bill Gates (L) with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. (Photo: video grab)

By Romana Rubeo  

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met American business magnate Bill Gates on the sidelines of the Glasgow Climate Summit COP26, Israeli media reported.

According to The Times of Israel, “​​The pair agree to establish a working group between the State of Israel and the Gates Foundation in the area of climate change innovation.”

While stating that climate change can only be solved “if we accelerate innovation”, Gates reportedly said: “That’s really what Israel is known for”.

Last March, an Israeli green hydrogen start-up has already secured funding from several investors, including Breakthrough Energy Ventures, established by Gates. Bloomberg reported on March 9 that the “Israeli startup H2Pro joined the race to make cheap green hydrogen after securing investments from funds backed by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates”.

Days before the COP26 summit, Bennett declared that the fight against climate change is a “national security” priority for Israel and vowed to encourage investments in green energy.

However, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh highlighted on Monday the negative impact of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinian environment in a tweet, saying that “the Israeli occupation is the most critical long-term threat to the Palestinian environment.”
In 2014, an international campaign led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement forced the Gates Foundation to sell down its shares of the world’s largest Private Military and Security Company, G4S.

At the time, War on Want partner and Addameer Palestinian Prisoner and Human Rights Association welcomed the decision in a statement, saying that “it is completely unacceptable for a charitable foundation to be investing in a company, like G4S, which participates in gross human rights violations against Palestinian political prisoners, including child prisoners”.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

– Romana Rubeo is an Italian writer and the managing editor of The Palestine Chronicle. Her articles appeared in many online newspapers and academic journals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature and specializes in audio-visual and journalism translation.

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1 Comment

  1. “​​The pair agree to establish a working group between the State of Israel and the Gates Foundation in the area of climate change innovation.”
    …or much money spent, and nothing gained, while millions are still oppressed.

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