Azaria Alon "Father of Israeli Environmentalism"
Azaria Alon was a two time winner of the Israel Prize. Alon co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel in 1953. On Sunday, January 19, 2014, at the age of 95, he passed away at his long time home on Kibbutz Beit HaShita. Father of Israeli environmentalism Alon left a long legacy of accomplishment and an enduring mark on the Israeli landscape.