Join an IFPB delegation -- You will be an eyewitness to the situation in Palestine/Israel and your understanding of the conflict will be enriched and transformed.
Our delegations to Israel/Palestine are designed to begin a process of experiential learning and personal transformation. The delegation will expose you to perspectives not readily available in North America. You'll meet Palestinian and Israelis educators, activists, and justice advocates, particularly those working nonviolently for a resolution to the conflict and an end to the occupation. In two weeks on the ground, you'll see the Wall, checkpoints, and demolished homes and learn how these and much more affect Palestinians. You'll also hear from Israelis about the effects of the conflict on Israeli society. The delegation is designed to give you the tools and experience to make the most of the experience and work for change when you return.
|July 17 - July 30, 2016 - "Militarization and Paths to Justice." Leaders: Andrew Kadi & Sydney Levy.|
|October 24 - November 6, 2016 - "Olive Harvest." Leaders: Cindy Corrie and Margaret DeReus.|
|Click each date above for detail on each delegation.|
Interfaith Peace-Builders delegations are 13 days long and include a unique pre-trip orientation in Washington, DC. Delegations cost around $2500 (less than $200 per day), which includes lodging, meetings, travel, and two meals a day. Financial aid is available.
No other delegation program matches our attention to detail. Each trip features unique meetings with those at the forefront of Palestinian and Israeli justice work. You will:
- ATTEND a one-day pre-departure orientation in Washington DC.
- TRAVEL in the West Bank and Israel.
- SEE how the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and the current cycle of violence affect Palestinians and Israelis.
- LEARN from Palestinians about their nonviolent resistance to the occupation.
- MEET Israeli peace activists and learn about their work for a just end to the occupation.
- VISIT selected religious and cultural sites.
- STAY and/or visit Palestinian and Israeli homes, villages, farms, or cultural centers (1-3 nights).
- DIALOGUE with Israelis and Palestinians who have a variety of cultural, religious, & political perspectives.
- STUDY the conflict with experienced delegation leaders and professional local guides.
- EXAMINE the US role in the conflict.
The delegation isn't over on the last day. IFPB's unique follow-up program is an innovative addition to standard delegation programming. Our expert staff provides support to help you:
- ENGAGE with IFPB staff who offer professional support for your speaking events, media work and other efforts.
- BENEFIT from IFPB's Education and Advocacy Program including resources and skills training for media advocacy, congressional engagement and outreach efforts in your local community.
- RECEIVE action alerts and additional means for continued activism.
- ACCESS IFPB's educational resources on the conflict.
- MAINTAIN sustained contact with delegation alums.
- JOIN a growing movement for peace with justice in Israel/Palestine.
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