JERUSALEM (June 16) — This morning Aytzim co-founder Dr. Alon Tal joined the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, becoming only the second Knesset member with roots in Israel’s Green Party to be appointed to the legislative body (following Yael Cohen Paran). Tal, who serves on Aytzim’s board of directors, led the founding of Aytzim in 2001 along with Rabbi Michael Cohen, Dr. Eilon Schwartz and about 30 other volunteers. For almost two decades, Tal has served as one of Aytzim’s Green Zionist Alliance representatives on the board of directors of Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael / Jewish National Fund in Israel (KKL-JNF), where he has been a KKL-JNF deputy chair. Widely considered Israel’s leading environmentalist, Tal has a long record of environmental activism and education in Israel. Please join us in wishing Tal mazel tov — we look forward to great green change ahead!