This itinerary may change
On the first day, we will be discussing questions such as how communities unite based on ideologies and agendas, and how past events may stay present in collective memories through policy and culture.
We will be visiting the Holocaust Museum of Yad Vashem, and learn from a policy research center how do recent policies affect the social landscape.
On the second day, we will witness one of the core issues of the conflict: visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and holy sites, we will examine the difficulty to disentangle religion from politics.
We will also visit Mahne Yehuda Market– Jerusalem melting pot of cultures, delicious food, and colors.
On the third day, we will examine the effect of policy on daily life. Transitioning to Ramallah, meeting Palestinian activists, affected families, and policymakers. We will also meet the perspective of Jewish Israelis living in the Settlements of West Bank.
In the fourth day, we will tour the Gaza border, to understand the policy regarding humanitarian aid and supplies. We will also meet farmers and families who live near the border and learn about their motivation to stay there under fire.
The fifth day will be a day of reflection and relaxation. We will climb the Massadah fort and float at the dead sea. We will meet a Bedouin in the desert and sleep in a traditional Bedouin tent.
The sixth day we will visit Haifa, a city of diversity and coexistence. We will also meet people from the communities of the Druze, Circassians, Baha'i, and Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. We will hear about their perspective, their challenges, and life in the northern city and under Israeli law.
On the final day, we will discuss the question of responsibility:
meeting and interacting with those who lead bottom-up initiatives to promote peace:
artists, film-makers, media experts, tech innovators, and activists.