Global Partnerships in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Orli Ronen

Received PhD. in 2012. This research's objective is to evaluate the effect international philanthropic funds have on a city's potential to be globalized, with respect to the philanthropic fund's impact on urban environments. The research aims to identify changes in the status and character of urban commons as a result of multinational charity organizations involvement. In particular the study examines the role of International Philanthropies in Environmental policy arenas in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  International Foundations, specially Jewish American foundations have been considered as significant in the development of the Israeli Environmental movement, the research shows how instrumental they have become and what are the reflections of this relationship.