Description of the program
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict program is an informative program that provides education and was created to inform you about one of the most complicated conflicts in recent history. The program is designed to give you a better understanding of the conflict, and provide you with actual experience from the ground.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict program is an optimal opportunity to learn for those who have basic knowledge of the conflict in Palestine; those who have heard about the conflict, but they don’t know what is really going on in reality. This program will make you more aware about the situation in Palestine, you will be able to experience daily Palestinian life, face the checkpoints yourself and meet members of the community who have many stories to tell and give an insight to the conflict and how they see the future.
How did the Israeli-Palestinian conflict arise?
The ‘Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ refers to the ongoing political and military tensions between a number of Arab countries and Israel. The roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are linked to the emergence of Zionism and Arab nationalism near the end of the 19th century. The Palestinians view the territory of Palestine as their historic homeland as it has been for thousands of years. On the other hand, Zionist Jews consider this land to have been promised to them, according to biblical texts.
The sectarian conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs arose in the early 20th century, culminating in a large-scale war in 1947 that included a campaign of ethnic cleansing and massive displacement of Palestinians from their villages and towns which then became the first Arab-Israeli war in May 1948, following the declaration of the State of Israel.
The benefits of The program
By participating in this program, you will receive the following:
- You will attend an intensive hours of Arabic course (all required materials will be provided).
- You will be visiting the city of Hebron where you will experience first-hand the history and see the landmarks of the city.
- The program includes a meeting with the Palestinian people who live in areas within the city of Hebron that are under Israeli control named “H1” who are a particularly strong example of those suffering from the occupation polices, as well as being routinely harassed by Israeli settlers. There, you will hear their stories and be given the opportunity to ask questions and generally interact with the locals. A translator will be provided to assist in making your visit more informative.
- You will visit refugee camps in the city of Hebron where you get the opportunity to know more about their living conditions and how they deal with their daily life needs. Additionally, you will have the chance to listen to stories from old people who fled the war and ended up living in a camp. They will tell you their experience of the wars in the past and how life was during that time.
- You will participate in various educational and social activities the center organizes for the community in Hebron. You will participate in organizing, implementing and participating in fun activities as well as engaging in the English classes by helping our teachers with the conversational sessions.
- You will be asked to write an article about your experiences in Hebron.
- You will live either with a host family or in a shared flat.
- You will be provided a daily Palestinian breakfast.
- By the end of the program, you will get a participation certificate and a letter of recommendation from us.
Who can apply?
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict program is open to all people between 18 – 70 years of age. All nationalities and professional backgrounds are welcome to join this program. The program doesn’t require any specific degree or experience, the only requirement is your interest in this experience. Students of politics, conflict management or Middle Eastern studies are encouraged to participate.
220$ American Dollars
This includes accommodation, local visits, 3 hours of Arabic classes, daily Palestinian breakfast, certificate of participation and a recommendation letter.
340$ American Dollars
This includes accommodation, local visits, 6 hours of Arabic classes, daily Palestinian breakfast, certificate of participation and a recommendation letter.
530$ American Dollars
This includes accommodation, local visits, 9 hours of Arabic classes, daily Palestinian breakfast, certificate of participation and a recommendation letter.
600$ American Dollars
This includes accommodation, local visits, 12 hours of Arabic classes, daily Palestinian breakfast, certificate of participation and a recommendation letter.
1100$ American Dollars
This includes accommodation, local visits, 24 hours of Arabic classes, daily Palestinian breakfast, certificate of participation and a recommendation letter.
1560$ American Dollars
This includes accommodation, local visits, 36 hours of Arabic classes, daily Palestinian breakfast, certificate of participation and a recommendation letter.
This program is flexible. How?
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict program has no deadline which means that you can apply to the program year-around. In addition, you are allowed to choose you to start and ending date. The minimum period of participation is one week up to three months.
Do I need a visa to enter Palestine?
The Palestinian Authority is not responsible as Palestine has no control over the state borders of Israel. The Israeli government however requires a visa for you to enter Israel and its authorities are responsible for providing you with a visa, either upon your arrival, or through its embassies/consulates prior to your visit.
Visas are routinely granted upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv) if you are a citizen of an exempted country, or at the Allenby-King Hussein Bridge Israel-Jordan border crossing. Tourist visas are valid for 90 days; most Americans and Europeans are issued three-month visas upon arrival and clearing customs.
How to get to Palestine?
In general, you can enter Palestine from three main destinations:
- Israel through Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
- Jordan through Queen Alia Airport in Amman.
- Egypt through Cairo Airport.
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How to apply or get any additional information?
Please send us an email to Mr. Mutaz Tamimi, on his email to firstname.lastname@example.org with The Israeli-Palestinian conflict program as subject line. We will then contact you back!
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