ICAHD UK highly recommends participation in these unique issue-based study tours, so if you haven’t been, why not join the next study tour scheduled for March 2019!
No amount of reading, attending lectures or watching films can convey a genuine understanding of the facts on the ground compared to being there.
Political analysis will be presented by ICAHD’s Dr Jeff Halper. Participants will visit Palestinians dealing with all the constraints and the suffering brought about from living under Israel’s Occupation and Apartheid policies – the demolition of their homes and loss of lands, deliberate impoverishment, the inability to move freely, issues of water discrimination, child imprisonment, and the psychological impact of generations existing under violent military occupation, as well as issues of women’s rights, traumatised families and refugees.
As Jeff Halper explains, “The tour is not merely a litany of suffering; it is inspiring. You will meet people who refuse to give in, Palestinians who are sumud -steadfast- and who resist their oppression in a myriad of ways. You will also meet their Israeli partners working to end the Occupation, both politically and “on the ground.” And you will explore ways to resolve the conflict that are just, workable and creative, enabling you to return home as a strong advocate for peace in your own community.”
These itineraries are individual, developed over nearly twenty years and come with hundreds of recommendations from people world-wide. The tours provide engagement with inspiring Palestinians and Israelis and meeting them will change your life. Be based in Bethlehem, East Jerusalem and Nazareth and travel south into the Negev, through different areas in the West Bank, north into the Galilee and along the Mediterranean coastline. Debriefing sessions are held in the evening which add another element to the study tour experience.
The cost of the tour is £1200 and includes the full study tour programme staying at good three-star hotels at half-board (bed, breakfast and evening meal), sharing a twin-bedded room with ensuite facilities, guidance from the tour leader, other day-guides and tips. Flights, lunches and travel insurance are not included. An additional supplement of £280 is available for single room accommodation by request. Travel is by our own private comfortable coach with an expert local driver from a licensed bus company. The group is kept to a maximum of 18 participants.
“Excellent selection of organisations and we valued the opportunity to travel within the West Bank and Israel to different locations. Information sharing throughout was excellent and the amount of learning and knowledge gathering was immense.”
A & A Cross, March 2018
For more information and an application form contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal guidance is provided to help participants prepare to make the most of this study tour experience.