There is no substitute for seeing it for yourself – Travel to Israel/Palestine with Interfaith Peace Builders in May 2011

by Adam Horowitz on January 18, 2011| Mondoweiss

 

Video of Hebron from IFPB’s May 2010 delegation to Israel/Palestine. To view more videos from the delegation see here.

I am incredibly excited to make this announcement. If you’re reading this site you are most likely very interested in events in Israel/Palestine. There are many ways to learn about the conflict – books, films, websites – but nothing beats seeing it for yourself. I am going to be co-leading a delegation to Israel/Palestine from May 21 – June 3, 2011 with Huwaida Arraf. Please consider joining us – it should be an amazing time.

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Delegates meet with a family in the Dheisheh refugee camp during the May 2010 delegation (Photo: IFPB)

The delegation is being organized by the organization Interfaith Peace Builders (IFPB). I’ve worked with them in the past and they do an amazing job. This delegation will explore Palestinian and Israeli efforts to achieve peace and a resolution to their conflict based on justice. The delegation will feature meetings with Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers – leaders of civil society groups, grassroots organizers, religious leaders and more. Because we will be in Israel/Palestine  around Israeli independence day, the delegation will also focus on the annual commemoration of the Nakba and the founding of the State of Israel. You can learn more about the delegation and apply here.

The cost of the delegation will be around $2100 (not including airfare). This includes 13 days of the delegation, hotel and home stay accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, local transportation, guides, speaker/event fees, basic tips and gratuities. Also, there is a special opportunity for students and young adults to apply for a $1000 scholarship to join this delegation. The deadline for the scholarship is January 28, so you would have to apply soon.

If you have ever thought about traveling to the region, or wondered what it’s really like on the ground, please consider joining us in May. I’ve been a part of these kind of trips in the past and have seen how it can be a life-changing experience. If you have any questions about the trip, how to apply, etc. please don’t hesitate to write me at adamh2@gmail.com.

Hope to see you in May!

There is no substitute for seeing it for yourself – Travel to Israel/Palestine with Interfaith Peace Builders in May 2011.

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