A Reason for Hope:
Tours to the West Bank
Bethlehem Area Tour
Does the separation wall actually provide security?
Why did the State of Israel invest more than 1 million dollars in one resident of the village of Wallaje?
What relation is there between present day “Gush Etzion ” and and the historic “Gush Etzion”?
Come see the reality of the occupation for yourself, just 20 minutes from Jerusalem. Hear how the local villagers cope with the situation and what Combatants for Peace activists do on the ground.
The Jerusalem-Bethlehem group invites you to participate in one of its monthly tours to broaden your understanding of issues such as the Separation Barrier, the settlements and outposts in the area, and how all these factors affect the daily lives of the Palestinian population.
At the end of the tour C an open discussion is held with Israeli and Palestinian members of CFP.
Nablus Area Tour
The tour aims to show the reality of life in the vicinity of Route 5 on the West Bank. Route 5 is the highway heading east from TelAviv and into the West Bank, where it becomes the main access road to the settlement of Ariel,its satellite settlements and the settlements [villages?] of the rural area of Nablus.
The tour’s focus is understanding how the network of settlements in this area, in combination with the policies of the military administration affect the daily lives of the Palestinians in this area in terms of development, and access to water and agricultural land.
The tour will conclude with a meeting and Q&A with a Palestinian member of CFP
Jordan Valley Tour
Remote and largely hidden from public view, the Jordan Valley is home to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the West Bank.
Despite ongoing displacement and settlement efforts, about 90% of the Jordan Valley’s inhabitants are Palestinian.
The Jordan Valley (and North Dead Sea) constitutes about 30% of the West Bank on its eastern side, covering 400,000 acres.
During the tour we’ll learn about the culture and way of life of the Palestinian communities in the area, and learn about the obstacles they face, such as home demolitions, limited access to water and the effects of the new settlements.