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The Israeli Geographical Association

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Information about the association

The Israeli Geographical Association is the professional association of geographers in Israel. The members of the association are engaged in all areas of human and physical geography. The Geographical Association has been working since 1959 to promote and diversify Israeli geography in Israel and around the world. The Israeli Geographic Association is a member of the International Association of Geography (IGU).

The association is a non-profit institution and it operates according to democratic principles. The association is headed by a council and a president, who are elected once every two years and constitute a supreme authority. Among the association's presidents in the past were Israel Prize laureates: Prof. David Amiran, Prof. Dov Nir, Prof. Moshe Brawer and Prof. Aryeh Shachar.

Meet the staff


Mr Noam Elad

Responsible for media 

Noam Elad is a PhD candidate at Ben Gurion University. 

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Dr. Naama Teschner

Secretary of the Association

Dr. Naama Teschner is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Her research deals with environmental policy, with a focus on climate, energy and water.


Prof. Igal Charney

Vice President of the Association

Prof. Igal Charney, Vice President of the Association, Geography and Environment department at the University of Haifa. His research is in the fields of urban development and politics, urban planning and the renewal of city centers.

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Prof. Nurit Alfasi

President of the Association

Prof. Nurit Alfasi is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the head of the urban planning department.

Her Researcher is in the fields of urban geography, urban planning, urban dynamics and housing.

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Association activities

Awards Winners 

Seminars and conferences

Departmental seminars

'Departmental Seminar' programs in the various departments

Winners of Geography Research, Winners of Association Signals

Geographical Association conferences and seminars

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Publications and journals

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