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Israel-Palestine Tours with Friends of Sabeel

- North America (FOSNA) 

Abraham's Children Searching for Justice in Israel & Palestine

JULY 14-23, 2018

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This journey will introduce delegates to Palestinian and Israeli Jews, Muslims, Christians, and secularists who are working for inclusive justice and genuine peace. What's going on? And what can be done to help move the situation toward an inclusive and just peace? Delegates will gain experience and understanding that will equip them to return home to work nonviolently for peace, justice, human rights, and international law in Israel, Palestine, at home, and throughout the world.

July 14: Individual departures from North America
July 15: Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem for on-site, group orientation
July 16-17, Jerusalem: Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum; Deir Yassin; B’Tselem; Association for Civil Rights in Israel; Zochrot & Canada Park; sociologist Dr. Bernard Sabella; Yusef Daher, executive secretary of Jerusalem Inter- Church Center; Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions; Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque; Western Wall; Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Resurrection; Professor Mustafa Abusway of Al Quds University; Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
July 18-20, Bethlehem & Hebron: Church of the Nativity; Mosque of Omar; Bethlehem University; Hind Khoury of Kairos Palestine; Mitri Raheb; Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem; Bethlehem University; Hebron’s Old City;
Christian Peacemaker Teams; Ibrahimi Mosque; Tent of Nations; Dabkeh Dancing
July 21-22, Bethlehem & Ramallah: Mazin Qumsiyeh; Palestine Museum of Natural History; Aida Refugee Camp; Seraj Children’s Library; a member of the Palestine Legislative Council; Al Mukata’a; Al Haq: Human Rights in Palestine; Mustafa Barghouti; Palestinian Center for Human Rights; Sam Bahour; Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights; Omar Barghouti; Dr. Estephan Salameh; Military Court Watch
July 23: Very early morning flight departures.

$1,540/person: 20 participants
$1,740/person: 16 participants
$2,040/person: 12 participants
For a single-occupancy room, add $320.
Register and pay the deposit of $500 by February 17, 2017 and receive $100 off the price of the tour.
PRICE INCLUDES: *Accommodations in convents, guesthouses or tourist-class hotels *All ground transportation
*All meals *All entrance fees, service charges and local taxes and *One group transfer to and from the airport
*Background information *Tips for hotel staff, guides and drivers *Licensed guides fluent in English, Arabic and
Hebrew *Honoraria for speakers and organizations.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: *Airfare *Personal expenses *Travel insurance and *Passport.

Contact: Dr. Paul Parker, Elmhurst College at or (630) 617-3559
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