A Platinum Select Journey
Fact Finding in Israel & Palestine
13-22 January 2020
$2,998 From New York
$2,323 ground only package
4 Day Elective
The Tent of Nations Volunteer Experience
Returning 26 January 2020
Extend your return and travel on your own
The Society For Biblical Studies
This program will help participants gain understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, its impact on neighboring countries, and possibilities for resolution. This program will also help participants learn through conversation and dialogue with Israelis and Palestinians and to explore the dynamics of conflict and examine the fundamentals of conflict resolution. We will also explore the religious dimensions of conflict and examine models of effective advocacy.
Please see the attached syllabus for more details.
Day 1 Depart USA, arrive Tel Aviv, transfer to hotel, overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv, touring as time permits, transfer to hotel, overnight in Bethlehem
Day 3 Bethlehem-Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem, Betselem (Israeli Human Rights NGO), Tent of Nations, Al Rowwad, Aida refugee camp, Rachel’s tomb, the”wall,” PM forum: Breaking the Silence, overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 4 Hebron-Kiryat Arba, Ibrahimi mosque, Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, the Negev, Al Sira (unrecognized Bedouin village), meeting with Khalil Al Amour, glass factories, PM forum: Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel, overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 5 Wadi Nar, the Jordan Valley, Kibbutz Gesher 1948 Museum, Kibbutz Mishmar ha Emek/Givat Haviva, meeting with journalist/activist Lydia Aisenberg
PM forum: TBD, overnight in Galilee
Day 6 Galilee-Nazareth Academic Institute, Sepphoris, Biram, PM forum: TBD overnight in Galilee
Day 7 Tel Aviv-AM forum: Zionism Reconsidered, Tel Aviv, Independence Hall, Joint Distribution Committee, Zochrot—al Nakba awareness, PM forum: TBD, overnight in Bethlehem
Day 8 Jerusalem-Harem esh Sherif/Temple Mount, Al Waqf, meeting with Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, Western Wall, meeting with activist Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, free time
overnight in Bethlehem
Day 9 Ramllah-Taybeh Brewery, Miftha (The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dailague and Democracy), Jean Zaru (Friends Meeting), Palestinian Medical Relief Society, overnight in Bethlehem
Day 10 Return to USA.
3 Day Elective: The Tent of Nations Volunteer Experience
Returning 26 January 2020
Day 10 Volunteer, overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 11 Volunteer, overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 12 Volunteer, overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 13 Volunteer, overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 14 Return to USA.
*The itinerary is subject to change due to local circumstances,
scheduling and current events. All of the people, places and
NGOs listed have been included on past programs, but the
itinerary will not be “finalized” until about two weeks prior to
departure. Even after that time, the itinerary is alwasy subject to
change due to circumstances beyond our control.