Encounter & Study Program
This tour invites you to see firsthand what is going on in Palestine and Israel. You will hear stories of the people who live here (living Stones) and taste the incredible food and cuisine of Palestine. In the morning, you will wake to the smell the freshly brewed Arabic Coffee being prepared daily by your host family before visiting religious and historical sites in the Holy Land. You will meet politicians, clergy, and community leaders, as well as members of peace organizations and activists representing the different sides in this unique Holy Land experience.
A brief look at the itinerary and the costs
Here is a look at a sample schedule of the Encounter & Study Program. Because the situation on the ground is always so fluid, with emerging interests shifting from month to month, we customize each program to meet the realities on the ground.
Up To Date Curriculum
As the new historical evidence and research emerge, as the political dynamics on the ground and internationally shift, Holy Land Trust continues to update our curriculum to reflect these shifting realities. We always push ourselves as an organization to shape the contours of the program make it both relevant, but progressive.
What to expect after your Encounter & Study program?
Your tour will result in new information and a deeper understanding of how Israel’s program of settler colonialism has manifested itself, as well as a sharp critique on indigenous resistance to domination. The networks that build through the tour with other international participants, the NGO’s you meet and visit with, as well as local civic leaders on the ground in places like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Ramallah set the table for you to stay fully immersed and engaged in meaningful ways.
Explore all the historical sites and political centers of the Holy Land: Ramallah, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Hebron, Bethlehem and more!
Develop connections with the leading NGO’s that are working to create a better, sustainable future of peace and justice in the Holy Land.
Engage in over a dozen lectures that range from the themes of the Nakba to constructs of Jewish identity.
Eat all the authentic Palestinian and Israeli dishes you can handle!