Information about All Delegations
participation as an eyewitness to the situation in Israel/Palestine
will enrich your understanding of the conflict and empower your
work back in the United States.
This delegation provides
an excellent opportunity to meet with ?ordinary? Israelis
and Palestinians, and people and organizations working for peace
and justice. As a delegate you will confront and analyze the US
role in the conflict and wrestle with ways to translate your experience
to others when you return home. You will be an eyewitness to the
situation?and your understanding of the conflict will be enriched
the delegation. . .
No other delegation program matches our attention to detail. Each trip features unique meetings with those at the forefront of Palestinian and Israeli peacebuilding. You will also:
? Attend one-day pre-departure orientation in Washington DC.
? Travel in the West Bank & Israel.
? Travel with experienced delegation leaders & professional
? See how the continuing
Israeli occupation of Palestinian land & the current cycle of
violence affect Palestinians & Israelis.
? Learn from Palestinians about their nonviolent resistance
to the occupation.
? Learn from Israeli peace activists about their work for
a just end to the occupation.
? Visit selected religious and cultural sites.
? See how the Separation Wall impacts Palestinian communities
? Visit and/or stay in Palestinian & Israeli homes (1-3 nights).
? Dialogue with Israelis & Palestinians who have a variety
of cultural, religious, & political perspectives.
? Examine the US role in the conflict.
return. . .
IFPB's unique follow-up program is an innovative addition to standard delegation programming. Our expert staff provides:
? One-on-one engagement on media outreach efforts in your local community
? Professional support for your speaking events, media work and other efforts within your community
? Action alerts and additional means for continued activism
? Educational resources on the conflict
? Sustained contact with delegation alums
Interfaith Peace-Builders has led 29 delegations
and taken over 400 people to Israel/Palestine. Our delegates have
returned to North America and engaged local, regional, and national communities by speaking, writing,
and organizing to educate others about their experiences
We ask delegates to make
the following commitments:
Commitment to educating people in your local community about the
occupation and your experience.
? Commitment to nonviolence on the trip.
? An open mind and active, compassionate listening.
The cost of the delegation
is $2000. This includes 13 days of the delegation, hotel and home
stay accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, local transportation,
guides, speaker/event fees, basic tips and gratuities. Partial scholarships may be available for those with demonstrable need.
The cost does not
include domestic and international airfare. Interfaith Peace-Builders works with
a local travel agent in Jerusalem to secure the best group rates
for the delegation to travel together on the same flight from Washington,
DC to Israel/Palestine. Therefore, delegates do not need to book
their own international airfare.
Delegates will be expected make arrangements
to be in Washington DC by the afternoon of first day of the delegation.
HELP A LOW-INCOME PARTICIPANT:
Interfaith Peace-Builders would like to provide financial support for people who cannot afford the full cost of the delegation. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the costs of a low-income delegate at:
(mark ?scholarship fund? in the comment box).
Click below to download a copy of
the IFPB application: