Tuesday, November 22, 2011

American Jews for a Just Peace Announces 2012 Delegation to Israel/Palestine

Start the New Year off in Israel/Palestine! US Campaign coalition member group American Jews for a Just Peace has been organizing delegations to Israel/Palestine since 2003. Their next delegation to Israel/Palestine is scheduled for January 1 - 15, 2012. Please see their announcement below.

The Health and Human Rights Project (HaHRP), a project of American Jews for a Just Peace (AJJP), announces its next delegation to Israel/Palestine, and we encourage all who are interested to apply ASAP!

 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.

 A 2-week program organized with Lubna Alzaroo and Ryvka Barnard (a colleague and friend of Hannah Mermelstein), during which we will meet with Palestinian community leaders, activists, doctors, lawyers, farmers, families and more. During the first week, we will be traveling 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. During the second week, participants will have the opportunity to work directly with community organizations according to their skills and the needs of the local population.

January 1-January 15 (includes travel time)