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Welcome to the Action section of PSC's
web site. This page explains the work of the outreach committee of PSC-Seattle
and invites you to become involved.
There are two main aspects to our work: action alerts and a speaker
To receive action alerts, sign
up to participate in our Response Network by writing us at email@example.com.
Once you sign on, you will receive periodic alerts that will prompt you to write
to a newspaper or to your Congressional representatives. We also encourage you
to send us copies of your letters. You will find letter-writing guidelines below
In addition to posting action
alerts, we also coordinate state-wide appearances of speakers familiar with the
Palestinian struggle for self-determination. Many of our speakers have spent
time in Palestine and Israel, often with the International Solidarity Movement
(ISM). If your church, school, or community group would like to sponsor a
presentation, please get in touch. We are also prepared to provide video/DVD
films with our presentations.
Possible topics we can discuss
» History of the
» Palestinian resistance to
» U.S. support for the occupation
events (Gaza disengagement, construction of the Separation Wall,
etc) » Divestment
» Israeli and international solidarity
» What you can do
PALESTINE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM OR ON YOUR SIDEWALK
Palestine Solidarity Committee would love to help you discuss this issue with
your community. Invite friends over for dinner or tea and show a video and/or
host a speaker who’s just back from witnessing the occupation. All is free of
PSC will also conduct a SIDEWALK EDUCATION about Palestine and human rights if
you or your neighborhood peace group, or other social justice minded community,
would like to educate folks in your area, place of work, religious community,
We have signs, banners, free standing text and picture displays, flyers, DVDs,
books, and more. We can advertise your sidewalk education on this list.
For more information e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206)
TELL BARTELL: Stop Selling SodaStream
SodaStream is a product that directly benefits from Israel’s apartheid, with
a factory located in an industrial zone that is part of an illegal Israeli
settlement in the Occupied West Bank.
SodaStream says it is moving its
factory out of the illegal settlement into the Negev region inside Israel. But
that factory is part of Israel’s ongoing plan to force 40,000 Bedouin off
their traditional agricultural land in the Negev and into smaller ghettos with
low-paid factory jobs. Both inside Israel and in the West Bank, SodaStream
profits from Israel’s human rights abuses and
discriminatory policies toward its non-Jewish citizens.
We are bringing the international campaign to a local Seattle
target. Bartell Drugs still sells SodaStream, and Bartell is a
locally-operated, family-run Puget Sound chain with headquarters in West
Seattle. Many of us shop in Bartell stores, and many of us are even
recognized by staff in our neighborhood Bartell store. With enough local
pressure, Bartell would be able to decide at the local level to stop
We have phoned and faxed our concerns to George and Jean Bartell, CEOs of
Bartell Drugs. We asked for a meeting and have gotten no response so far. We
have also flashmobbed
the downtown Bartell stores. Bartell
needs to hear from you.
TELL BARTELL TO STOP SELLING SODASTREAM:
MAIL at Bartell Drugs
4025 Delridge Way SW, Suite 400,
Seattle, WA 98106
POST ON THEIR
have prepared a letter
, which tells Bartell why they should
stop selling SodaStream. You can use our letter — attached as a Word.doc and
pasted below — or personalize and adapt it as you need, either by email or
postal mail or print and hand-deliver to staff at your local Bartell branch.
Watch APARTHEID ADVENTURES videos on SodaStream:
GUIDE FOR WRITING LETTERS:
Many of our alerts will be in
response to biased reporting that negatively portrays Palestinians as the cause
of the conflict. We will ask you to
write in, pointing out the flaws in those articles. It's also very important to write in to
support positive reporting. In
either case, you can email editors with an opinion or a correction of
content. In just a few lines you
can get your view across.
For example: "On Wednesday, December 8th,
you published (“title of piece”). In this article you stated that a
relative period of calm had just ended in Israel. Are you aware that
according to the Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem, there have been 30
Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during this period of 'relative
calm?' Eleven of those killed were under the age of 16, and 22 were
noncombatants. There is never a 'relative calm' for Palestinians living
under Israeli military occupation."
Please keep the following in
whatever you have time and energy for. If you can
dash out a sentence or two, please do.
If you want to craft something longer and more detailed, please do. Most
newspapers have a word limit for letters to be published: Seattle Times and
Seattle PI both have limits of 200 words, for example. If
you want to write more than that and don't want to edit down, send it anyway.
(2) In your opening
sentence refer to the news story, column, or previously published letter you are
responding to by its headline (or author if it's a letter) and the date it was
published, for example: "Thank you
for covering the event at Westlake ‘Remembering the Dead’, Dec.1."
Keep the tone of your letter respectful. Passion is fine,
especially when backed up with solid facts, but avoid needlessly harsh language. Be
positive whenever possible.
(4) Resist the temptation
to respond to every point in the article, and pick one or two points to focus
(5) If the article was generally positive towards Palestinians, but
you are responding to misrepresentation or bias, e.g., the paper using
“disputed territories” instead of
“occupied territories,” or stating there’s been a “period of
relative calm” because no Israelis have died in a period of time when
Palestinians have been killed, thank the paper for publishing the
article to encourage more coverage, and then make your critical points.
Send your letter to the address that we will provide in our alert. Be
timely. Responding within 24 hours is best, though within 2 or 3 days is
still okay, and letters are still noticed even after that. Include your
full first and last name, street address, and day/night telephone numbers.
Only your name and city of residence will be included if your letter is
(7) Newspapers will not always publish sources or links in the
body of your letter. If you want to include references to support specific
facts, do so but be aware that they might not be included.
whatever relevant authority you have, for example, if you’ve had personal
experience living or traveling to the Occupied Territories, if you are
knowledgeable about the Middle East, etc. However, authority can also be
established by using correct facts and by writing a polite, logical,
(9) Proofread your letter for errors. If
possible, have someone else read it for objective input.
(10) BCC or forward your
letter to us separately at email@example.com.
It's important to us to know what response is generated by our efforts.
be discouraged if your letter is not printed. Every time you submit a letter you are
educating the editorial board of the paper, and you are weighing in on the side
of justice when it comes to tallying how the public received a published
If you do get published, the same paper will probably not publish you
again for a month or two. However,
please continue to write letters to the editor as numbers always count and you
will be helping another person with a similar viewpoint get
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES:
Phone numbers and e-mail
addresses for your U.S. Senators:
Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for your Congress
to most Congress members must be sent via their web sites. To access these
sites, enter the URL supplied below into the address bar of your browser.
Murray’s Foreign Affairs aide:
Ben McMakin in Washington: (202) 224-2621
fax or e-mail Senator Murray: Fax: (206) 553-0891;
Cantwell’s Foreign Affairs aide:
Sebastian Budoh in Washington: (202)
To fax or email Senator Cantwell: Fax: 206-220-6404;
THE SIEGE: FREE GAZA CAMPAIGN
Free Gaza project, which aims to send ships of exiled Palestinians, banned (by
Israeli activists working against the occupation to the Port of Gaza in May of
much-needed medical supplies and show support and solidarity to the people of
more information, visit the Free Gaza site at http://freegaza.org/
SOME OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT ISRAEL AND
There are many different ways to visit Israel and the Occupied Territories: with
tour groups, on professional visits, and with activist organizations. Besides
the brief list below, see our ISM section. Also, go to the U.S. Campaign to End
the Occupation's page:
to see an updated list of tours.
Although an entry below may occasionally appear out of date, it's always
worthwhile to check out each organization's web site, as a most accurate way of
finding out what is being planned.
For another up-to-date listing of ways to visit
Palestine and Israel, see also the relevant section in the web site of the US
Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=95
American Jews for a Just Peace Health and Human Rights
The Health and Human Rights Project (HaHRP), a project of American Jews for a
Just Peace (AJJP), takes delegations to Israel/Palestine, and we
encourage all who are interested. In addition to meetings,
the delegation has the opportunity to work with health
care providers in different settings for a few days at a time.
The human rights and activism track consists of meetings together as
a large group and customized to participants’ individual interests and
expertise. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
or to request an application.
and Human Rights Project (HaHRP), a project of American Jews for a Just Peace (AJJP),
announces its next delegation to Palestine/Israel, and we encourage all who are
interested to apply!
Who: Approximately 15 people interested in traveling, meeting, and/or
working in Palestine for two weeks and bringing their experiences home to work
for justice in their own communities.
What: A 10-14 day program during which we will meet with Palestinian
community leaders, activists, doctors, lawyers, farmers, families and more. For
10 days, we will travel in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and inside Israel,
deepening our understanding of Israeli apartheid in all of these areas through
meetings with Palestinian and Israeli people. While we are unable to travel in
Gaza as a group, we will attempt to have contact with colleagues there through
video conference. For 5 days afterwards, health workers will have the
opportunity to work directly with Palestinian and Israeli practioners in clinics
and workshop settings. We encourage everyone - health worker or not - to stay
an extra few days if you are able, as our travel time together will be quite
email@example.com for an application.
This delegation has taken place, but take a look at
http://www.ajjp.org/ for information about
Palestine Cycle Tours: October 14th to 21st, 2014.
The chance to experience the cultural and religious diversity of this
Secure and easy cycling in an enchanted landscape rich in history.
BIRTHRIGHT UNPLUGGED http://www.birthrightunplugged.org/
Are you thinking of going to Palestine/Israel? Are you
interested in meeting Palestinian families, activists, community leaders, and
political figures, and learning about life under occupation? Are you committed
to turning education into action and working for justice? Then BIRTHRIGHT
UNPLUGGED is for you!
Attention organizers, activists, students, faculty, artists,
cultural workers, and more!!!
Since 2005, Birthright Unplugged has facilitated travel in Palestine for
numerous groups. We do this because Palestinian people we work with welcome
delegations and because we have found that when people have firsthand
experiences of Palestine and relationships with Palestinians, it strengthens
their resolve, credibility, and accountability to do sustained justice movement
Previous programs have included seven days of travel and optional, post-travel,
short-term volunteer placements. Our work is designed to support work related to
the 2005 call from Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment, and
Sanctions against Israel (BDS). This call seeks to bring about the end of
apartheid in Israel, the occupations of Gaza and the West Bank, and to implement
the right of return for Palestinian refugees. It is a non-violent strategy that
has been crucial to bringing about the end of other systems of oppression, most
notably apartheid in South Africa. To date, we have worked with student and
faculty groups, activists and organizers, and faith-based groups among many
others to help develop and strengthen their respective understanding of the
situation on the ground in Palestine and to support their BDS and campaign work
in their home countries.
How To Apply:
Please download the application at http://www.birthrightunplugged.org/unplugged/application
and email it firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Birthright Unplugged web site for current information.
CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS DELEGATIONS TO PALESTINE/ISRAEL:
Delegates meet with representatives of
Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights groups in Jerusalem and Bethlehem
to gain perspective on the conflict. They will tour the "security
wall" separating Israel from the West Bank. They travel to the
tensely divided city of Hebron, where CPT has been based since June 1995, and to
the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills, where CPT has had a team
since 2004. They will visit Palestinian families whose homes and livelihoods are
threatened by expanding Israeli settlements. They experience firsthand
CPT's work of violence deterrence and human rights documentation and challenge
the structural violence of the Occupation through nonviolent witness.
Delegations - Apply today!
October 9th - 22nd
November 29th - December 14th
For more information or to apply,
contact CPT, (PO Box 6508,
Chicago, IL 60680; phone
773-277-0253; fax 773-277-0291; e-mail
) or see CPT's
website at: http://www.cpt.org/.
CODEPINK: Women Say No to War http://www.codepink.org/calendar.php
Join CODEPINK on delegations to the Palestinian
EXCHANGE'S DELEGATIONS TO PALESTINE & ISRAEL
Exchange's delegations to Palestine & Israel provide first-hand exposure to
the daily struggles and realities of Palestinians living under Occupation. The
delegations strive to further the US public's understanding of the conflict by
listening to the aspirations and frustrations of Palestinians, by examining the
dimensions of the human rights crisis under Israeli rule, as well as learning
from Palestinians and Israelis who are working for a just peace and an end to
For more information you can contact Global Exchange
(800-497-1994 x. 251) or email
GREEN OLIVE TOURS http://www.toursinenglish.com/
Daily tours to all parts of Jerusalem and
the West Bank. A mix of cultural and political tourism that will bring you to
the heart of Palestinian society. Many of the tours visit refugee camps,
settlements, and see sections of the Separation Barrier. Participants have the
opportunity to meet with Palestinians, spend time in villages, volunteer, or
visit the Bedouin.
Pick from scheduled day-trips:
or book a private tour:
- one day or a multi-day experience.
Serving Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah, Jenin and more.
Check web site for 2014 tours.
Contact director Fred Schlomka
with your questions. Tel +972-54-693-4433
A social enterprise in Palestine • Israel • West Bank
PEACE-BUILDERS DELEGATIONS TO ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
xxxFellowship of Reconciliation Interfaith Peace-Builders Delegation Fellowship of
Reconciliation's Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel and
Palestine so that U.S. citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes.
Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian
nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and
Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under
military occupation. Visit the Fellowship of Reconciliation for more
October 25th - November 7th: Olive Harvest delegation
And: same dates: African heritage delegation.
Check web page for application deadlines.
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT
The International Solidarity Movement
(ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement
committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using
nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles. Founded by a small group of
activists in August, 2001, ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian
popular resistance by providing the Palestinian people with two resources,
international protection and a voice with which to nonviolently resist an
overwhelming military occupation force.
International Volunteers stand side by side with villagers in places like Bil'in
as they continue their struggle to save village land from Israel's apartheid
For further information on the ISM, go to the ISM website www.palsolidarity.org
E-mail: contact email@example.com
Call to action: Olive Harvest 2016
Ramallah, occupied Palestine
At a time of increasing settler violence in the West Bank, the International
Solidarity Movement is issuing an urgent call for volunteers to participate in
the 2016 olive-harvest on the invitation of Palestinian communities.
The harvest will begin in early October and run until mid-November. We request a
minimum 2 week commitment from volunteers but stress that long-termers are
needed as well. We kindly ask that volunteers start arriving in the first week
of October, so we are prepared when the harvest begins.
Please see the ISM page - click
here for further information.
In addition to the Olive Harvest Campaign, volunteers can also participate in
regular ISM activities in support of the Palestinian popular struggle.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S PEACE SERVICE: NONVIOLENCE
IN ACTION http://iwps.info/
Rights Volunteers Needed In Palestine
COMMITTEE AGAINST HOUSE DEMOLITIONS DELEGATIONS TO
2002, the International Women’s Peace Service in Palestine (IWPS-Palestine) has
been documenting and non-violently intervening in human rights abuses carried
out by the Israeli military and Israeli settlers in the Occupied West Bank
against the Palestinian civilian population. We are the only all women team of
internationals working in the Occupied West Bank and we are currently looking
for new volunteers to join us on the ground in Palestine.
Join ICAHD’s 2014 Summer Rebuilding Camp -- See
ICAHD invites you to participate in its 12th annual summer rebuilding
camp–a unique opportunity to rebuild a Palestinian home demolished by Israel as
an act of political resistance and see the tangible results of your advocacy
efforts. You will be working side-by-side with Palestinians, Israelis, local
activists, residents, and often the family whose home was destroyed and you are
helping to rebuild from the rubble–a truly moving and meaningful experience of
resistance and solidarity. Over the years, hundreds of activists have
participated in the camp, showing that by working together we can rebuild what
has been destroyed, forge new relationships and through individual acts of
solidarity make a meaningful difference to a family–a difference you will see
realized when you hand them the keys to their new home.
The 2014 camp will be held August 3 – 18, 2014. Over this two-week period
you will not only reconstruct an entire home, but also participate in an
extensive education program with day tours throughout the Occupied Territory and
Israel to deepen your understanding of the Occupation and the sources of the
conflict. In the evenings you will engage with local activists, attend film
screenings and participate in wide-ranging discussions analyzing the politics.
Every year hundreds of Palestinians are forced from their homes, homes built on
land they own. They watch helplessly as Israeli bulldozers and pneumatic drills
destroy in minutes both the physical structure called home and all that a home
provides to a family. The Israeli government claims that these houses are
illegal because they have been constructed without building permits; however,
the Israeli authorities refuse to grant building permits to Palestinians. In
reality the destruction of these homes facilitates Israeli territorial expansion
and construction of the Wall, both illegal under international law.
Annually since 2003, ICAHD has made it possible for internationals and Israelis
to join together with Palestinians in Anata, East Jerusalem, to resist the
Occupation and rebuild the demolished home of a Palestinian family.
ICAHD organizes numerous projects designed to engage the Israeli and
international public with the issues of occupation and the path to peace.
Through a combination of grassroots political activity, people-to-people
programs and informational campaigns, we are able to influence public policy.
Projects include House Rebuilding, Public Information, Alternative Tours,
Exhibits, and Organizing a Civil Society Presence.
IN-DEPTH STUDY TOURS: Please consult the ICAHD web site for
day-tours and in-depth tours that will be planned for the upcoming season.
Our alternative tours program includes in-depth study tours which go beyond
the traditional tourist sites as the political realities that affect
Palestinians and Israelis are explored. Participants witness the situation
on both sides of the divide and travel to different geographical areas.
Unique opportunities are provided to meet ICAHD staff and other key leaders
to gain first-hand, in-depth knowledge and some of the latest analysis.
Participants also meet extensively with Palestinians to hear their stories.
More details here:
JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE: Youth Program
Joint Advocacy Initiative has initiated campaigns to highlight the daily
oppression and injustice suffered under Israeli occupation. These campaigns
target local and international partners to help raise awareness and solidify our
partnership in the struggle for peace and justice. By sponsoring an olive tree,
participating in the Boycott - Divestment - Sanctions call or purchasing local
Palestinian products, you can help the Palestinians Keep Hope Alive. www.jai-pal.org
Among other activities, the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem
YMCA and YWCA of Palestine (JAI) and the Alternative
Tourism Group (ATG) organizes an Olive Picking Program in Palestine.
Middle East Children's Alliance Delegation to Palestine/Israel
On MECA's delegations take you on a geographic, political, historical and
cultural tour of Palestine/Israel by MECA staff people. We travel by van to
witness the impact of the Israeli occupation and visit organizations working for
justice and equality. You learn about refugees, land confiscation, political
prisoners, women's initiatives, mental and physical health issues, civil rights
in Israel, and the lives of children. Group generally stays at the guesthouse of
MECA's long-time partner Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, near
Bethlehem. Ibdaa is a lively place in the heart of the community with great food
and comfortable accommodations.
For more up-to-date information on upcoming
Contact: Deborah Agre at 510-548-0542 or Deborah@mecaforpeace.org
SOLIDARITY PROJECT http://www.palestinesolidarityproject.org/
PSP is envisioned as a project dedicated to supporting
Palestinian communities resisting the Israeli Occupation. We also believe firmly
in the concept of sumoud—steadfastness—as a form of resistance. For
many of the communities we work with, simply remaining on their land in the face
of intimidation, violence, economic strangulation, and a history of forced
displacement, is an act of resistance.
Join the Palestine Solidarity Project in Beit Ommar, Palestine, and become part
of the growing international movement to support Palestinian popular resistance.
We are in need of volunteers to join us this winter and spring as we struggle to
end the Israeli occupation in all its forms and to promote justice and
self-determination for the Palestinian people. We have a wide range of programs
lined up for the next few months, and are in need of dedicated, enthusiastic
volunteers to help make our goals a reality.
This winter we will be planting 3,000 trees in the Saffa region of Beit Ommar.
The land in Saffa has been destroyed by settler attacks, and is now under threat
of annexation by the neighboring Bat Ayn settlement. By planting on Palestinian
land marked for annexation we hope to deter settlement expansion and support
farmers as they remain steadfast on their land.
What We Do
1) Demonstrations against the continuing construction of the Apartheid
Wall, Israeli-only roads and Israeli settlements in villages in southern
2) Removing illegal roadblocks and other structures designed to isolate one
Palestinian community from another, and preventing Palestinian freedom of
3) Joining farmers as they work their land which is in constant danger of being
“confiscated” by Israel.
4) Replanting Palestinian crops that have been destroyed by Israeli settlers,
with the aim of enabling those Palestinian communities directly affected by
settler violence to remain on their land.
5) Working closely with families affected by frequent violence from nearby
settlements by documenting the violence and providing an international presence
to deter settler assaults
For information on how you can participate, see http://www.palestinesolidarityproject.org/,
or write to:
Beit- The Arab Women Union Guesthouse
a) At the
Arab Women's Union we have created the only guesthouse in Palestine that will
transport you to a traditional Palestinian home including delicious homemade
Palestinian food all made by members of the Arab Women's Union. These women are
housewives and have no regular income so the money they earn from the Guesthouse
will help support their families.
The Arab Women Union Guesthouse in Beit Sahour has room for about 33 people and
hosts both individuals and groups. The Guesthouse has rooms with two, three and
four beds. All rooms with private toilet and shower. There is a living room and
dining room and a terrace to sit outside.
The guesthouse is simple and clean and located in a quiet area. There are two
supermarkets nearby and Beit Sahour has several nice restaurants on walking
distance. There are shared taxis and a bus to Bethlehem from Suq al Shaab, the
main square in Beit Sahour, 10 minutes walk from the guesthouse. A private taxi
can pick you up and take you to Bethlehem for 10 shekels.
b) The money you give in exchange for residing at the guesthouse will not only
support the local Beit Sahour community but will also help keep The Arab Women's
Union running. The Arab Women's Union provides careers for local Palestinian
women and also boasts various programs serving the local community:
- Childcare program which provides affordable or free care to Beit Sahour's
children six days a week, serving 70 children ranging in age from 1 month to 3
- Al-Basma Special Needs Center provides special care, teaches
self-sufficiency and gives a space for Beit Sahour's special needs population to
feel more accepted. Al-Basma also offers a myriad of programs and activities
like making notebooks out of recycled paper, weaving, making renewable heat
sources, and creating olive wood carvings. For more information:
George S. Rishmawi
Siraj, Center For Holy Land Studies
Beit Sahour, Schoold Street
Tel: +972 2 274 8590
Fax: +972 2 274 8774
Mobile: 0599 180 872 or 0522 50 20 79
USA number: 1 989 607 9480
SABEEL/FRIENDS OF SABEEL
FAITH-BASED TRIPS AND CONFERENCES
ABOUT SABEEL: Sabeel is an ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement
among Palestinian Christians. Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ,
this liberation theology seeks to deepen the faith of Palestinian Christians,
promote unity, justice and love. Sabeel also works to promote a more accurate
international awareness regarding the identity, presence, and witness of
Palestinian Christians as well as their contemporary concerns. It encourages
individuals and groups worldwide to work for a just, comprehensive, and enduring
peace informed by truth and empowered by prayer and action.
Upcoming activities - Fall Witness Visit, November 12, 2014
a listing of faith-based travel and conference opportunities see Sabeel's site:
P.O.B. 49084 Jerusalem 91491
THE SIRAJ CENTER FOR HOLY LAND STUDIES
to Palestine -
Palestine is the place to visit, learn, share, and be a witness
The Siraj Center, in cooperation with partners, provides unique opportunities
for travel to Palestine and the Holy Land. Our tours and visit varies between
busing tours into pure hiking and walking along the Nativity Trail and the
Abraham Path, in the mountains and wilderness. Biking is a new way of touring
Palestine and the Holy Land by visiting
http://www.bikepalestine.com. Also our annual program the Palestinian Summer
Celebration is open for all ages.
Come to Palestine, Hike, Bike along the steps of history and the Prophets meet
the people and enjoy their Culture, have a first hand experience of the
visit all Holy Sites through all of the Holy Land, Travel Ethically and
Come and celebrate Palestine! The Palestinian Summer Celebration is a unique
annual program that gives people from all over the world the chance to encounter
the life, culture, and politics of Palestine. Learn Arabic and study Palestinian
history at Bethlehem University, spend time with local families and volunteer
with a community organization.
Palestinian Summer Celebration 2014 - see
29 June – 01 August 2014 (1st month)
03 – 31 August 2014 (2nd month)
For descriptions of a wide variety of activities sponsored by Siraj
This page lists our Programs and Travel activities including local community
trainings, local host family programs, hiking and cultural programs, cycling
fact finding programs, Interfaith programs, youth exchange programs, and more.
Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Explorations of the Holy Land
Participants in this tour will explore the religious diversity and cultural
richness of Israel and Palestine. We will investigate holy sites, listen to
devotees, observe religious practices, delve into group beliefs and values, and
ponder the religious experiences of the peoples of Israel and Palestine. Special
attention will be given to the diversity of Jewish life, the vibrancy of Islam,
and a selection of the indigenous Christian communities of Israel and Palestine.
How have such lusciously flowered religions survived, adapted, and blossomed in
The Abraham Path
Come and Walk along the steps of Abraham, learn about the culture, traditions
and values of Abraham.
In order to follow up with our walking tours in Palestine, please visit :