Human Rights Tour Itinerary

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Outline of activities in the ELJC Israel Human Rights Trip

(9th May: becoming final at last, still waiting for details on some activities)

Friday 17th May:

Late morning: orientation meeting.

Afternoon: E. Jerusalem, Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah, Wall, house demolitions (half-day ICAHD tour).

Evening:  erev Shabbat service (optional)

Saturday 18th May: 

All day: accompany PHR-I mobile clinic in the West Bank, escorted by Sharon Barnett of PHR-I.

Sunday 19th May: 

All day: Hebron, escorted by Nadav Bigelman, of Breaking the Silence. Haaretz published an interview with Nadav about Hebron just over a year ago.

Monday 20th May:

All day ICAHD tour:

Beit Arabiya (ICAHD Peace Center)

Jordan valley

Tuesday 21st May:

Morning: Jerusalem Old City (tourist half-day)

Afternoon: optionally, walk in the Wadi Elqult, with a guide from the Siraj Center

Evening: meeting with Combatants for Peace. Two ex-fighters, an Israeli and a Palestinian, will tell us their personal stories and how they came to choose non-violence as the way forward.

Wednesday 22nd May:

Negev tour with Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights.

Thursday 23rd May:

Morning: Tel-Aviv, tour with Amnesty learning about the situation of refugees in Israel

Afternoon: PHR Israel open clinic in Tel Aviv, details tbc

Friday 24th May:

Bethlehem area: Battir (UNESCO world heritage village), Al-Masara and Al-Walaja to see the effect of the separation wall round Bethlehem, Bethlehem itself, Aidaa camp, guided by Aaron Garcia (student of Rabbi Mark's, on six-month EAPPI tour). 

Saturday 25th May:

Neve Shalom (unconfirmed).

Time off in Tel Aviv.

Party! Social mixer, (before dinner, meet some youth, and then open social time with all the other partner organizations invited) 5-7pm, with music(?), refreshments .