Updated Friday, April 18, 2008.
VISIT ISRAEL/PALESTINE! APPLY TODAY!
Be part of the Interfaith Peace-Builders Delegation to Israel/Palestine. IFPB upcoming delegation dates:
July 27 - August 10, 2008
November 8 - November 22, 2008
Join Interfaith Peace-Builders and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation to travel to Israel/Palestine this summer. Your participation as an eyewitness to the situation will enrich your understanding of the conflict and empower your work back in the United States.
World leaders and Civil Society Groups have increasingly termed Israel’s domination of the Palestinian territories as a form of Apartheid. This delegation will examine the structural segregation of Israeli and Palestinian space and the physical separation of the two peoples.
You will also explore methods proposed by Israeli, Palestinian and international peacemakers to challenge the Israeli occupation. Meetings will address the ongoing debate surrounding boycott and divestment from companies which support the occupation. Additional meetings will explore opportunities for investment in projects which promote peace and cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.
Felicia Eaves is a Steering Committee Member of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Felicia also serves as Chair of Black Voices for Peace in Washington, DC. Black Voices for Peace is a national network of activists, organizers and ordinary people from communities who work for freedom, justice, respect for human rights, and peace in their neighborhoods, throughout the nation and around the world. Felicia has been a dedicated social and environmental justice activist for nearly 20 years. She previously worked for the Environmental Heath Coalition, a San Diego based Environmental Justice organization and is a founding Board Member of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, a national preventive health and environmental/economic justice network in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
Jacob Pace joined Interfaith Peace-Builders in 2007 as Assistant Director. He previously worked with Partners for Peace and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he worked with the Resource Center for Nonviolence. Jake spent more than a year in Israel/Palestine between 2003 and 2005 working with the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem in Bethlehem and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in the Gaza Strip where he researched human rights issues and Israeli settlement policies.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The cost of $1950 covers 14 days of hotel and home stay accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, local transportation, guides, speaker/event fees, and basic tips and gratuities. The cost does not include domestic and international airfares.
Interfaith Peace-Builders and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation would like to provide financial support for low-income activists who cannot afford the full cost of the delegation.
If you cannot attend, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the costs of a low-income delegate at www.ifpbdel.org/donation (please mark “scholarship fund” in the comment box).
DEADLINE TO APPLY (for July-August 2008)
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 9, 2008. Apply early to reserve and lock in lower airfares. Download the application as a Word file or a PDF file by going to www.ifpbdel.org/applications.html
WHAT ARE DELEGATIONS LIKE?
Interfaith Peace-Builders has taken 25 delegations and over 300 people to Israel/Palestine. Many of our delegations have a specific focus. We also offer the following standard programming on all delegations. You will:
- Travel in the West Bank and Israel with experienced delegation leaders and professional local guides
- See how the 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
- Explore how the Separation Wall impacts Palestinian communities and livelihoods
- Examine the US role in the conflict
- Dialogue with Israelis and Palestinians who have various cultural, religious, and political perspectives
- Stay in Palestinian and/or Israeli homes for 1 – 3 nights
- Visit selected religious and cultural sites
- Attend one-day pre-departure orientation in Washington DC
- Engage your local media with IFPB’s unique follow-up program
- Receive expert support for your work in your local community after your return home
HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE?
To learn more about the standard components of all delegations, click here. Get the information on upcoming delegations, read reports about our work, learn about education efforts, and get an application by joining our low-volume mailing list. Send an email with “subscribe” in the subject line to email@example.com.
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