Thursday, May 24, 2012

IFPB Delegation Arrives in Palestine/Israel

Our coalition member Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) are proud to announce that their 30 member delegation to Israel/Palestine arrived at Ben-Gurion airport this past Monday morning and is in Jerusalem. The delegation includes our National Organizer Anna Baltzer. 

The purpose of this delegation, the 40th to make the trip since 2001, is to educate North Americans about the region and deepen their understanding of its conflicts.

Participants on this delegation will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from Palestinians and Israelis regarding the environmental effects of military occupation.  

May also marks the annual commemoration of Israel’s independence and the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and the birth of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  In commemoration of these events, Palestinians and Israelis engaged in numerous nonviolent demonstrations, including symbolic marches of to depopulated villages in Israel.

Participants will speak with Palestinians and Israelis about these developments and learn from peace activists, civil society leaders, human rights workers, and others in Palestinian and Israeli areas.

Read more about the delegation