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General Study tour and Clinicians’ study tour in November

experiencetravelTwo tours to Israel, Palestine & Jerusalem

Autumn Study tour and a Clinicians’ Study Tour, November 2009

In order to strengthen the voice of the international community, Experience Travel Tours encourages people to visit the Occupied Territories and Israel to be an eye-witness to the situation on the ground. No amount of reading, attending lectures or watching films can convey an accurate understanding of the “facts on the ground”, which are crucial to any program of advocacy. Our study tours bring visitors to meet with key people from both sides of the divide examining several aspects of life today in Israel, Jerusalem and Palestine. The tours provide a unique opportunity to gain first-hand, in-depth knowledge of some of the latest analysis.

A Twelve-day general Study Tour

(details of the Clinicians’ Tour follow below)

* Be based in Bethlehem, giving support to the community imprisoned behind the Wall. Also stay in Jerusalem with a final night in Nazareth
* Day trips visiting Hebron, Ramallah, Ni’lin, the Judean Desert, the Negev Desert, the Jordan Valley, Lod, Jaffa and villages in the Occupied Territories
* Guides include staff from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions who will share the latest political analysis
* Also meet other organisations such as Defense for Children International, Badil, Wi’am, Machsom Watch, Zochrot and more
* Visit The Future School for Girls in Beit Hanina, Bethlehem University and the Four Homes of Mercy
* Opportunity to visit famous tourist sites, see the history and experience the culture
* The humanitarian element to the tour allows participants to give donations to organisations visited

Cost per person for the full tour program, accommodation in three-star hotels with ensuite on half-board (bed, breakfast and evening meal), sharing a twin-bedded room, guides and tips is £820.
Not included: flights, lunches, insurance, supplement for single room £180.

For application forms

“For anyone concerned about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict the participation in such an extraordinarily well and comprehensively organized tour of ETT is a MUST.”
H Dahne, Stuttgart, November 2008

“It was a life changing experience! People say my eyes light up when I talk about the tour.” J McMillan, Farnham, November 2007

“I cannot tell you how valuable I’m finding my ICAHD/ETT study tour experience! It’s not just what I learned, which was an enormous amount, but also the confidence I’ve developed as a result of having been there and seen for myself what cannot be conveyed adequately in words”.
M Wusteman, York, April 2007

Clinicians’ Study Tour to Palestine & Israel

See the situation on the ground, learning about health care. Receive analysis from Palestinians and Israelis who seek the end of the Occupation with a just and sustainable solution for people on both sides of the divide.
Visit Palestinian hospitals, clinics and teaching establishments. Have the opportunity to compare treatment offered in Israeli and Palestinian hospitals. Also meet key leaders and specialists from a variety of organisations working in the field of human rights and international law. Hear from the local people.
During this nine-day clinicians’ study tour stay in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem hotels and travel to the surrounding locality as well as to Hebron, Ramallah, Jaffa and Palestinian villages.
The humanitarian element to the tour will enable clinicians to give donations to organisations visited.
A briefing meeting will be held in London in the autumn to prepare participants and follow-up to the tour will be provided.

“It is always possible to comment on political situations in distant places but to do so with conviction needs an opportunity to come face to face with the realities of everyday life, and to meet people on both sides of the conflict. This tour enabled me to do just that with regard to the health care situation in the Occupied Territories” Prof John Yudkin, November 2008.

The tour is being coordinated with Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, the International Medical Educational Trust 2000 and British Doctors for Palestine.

Cost per person for the full tour programme and staying at three star hotels at half board (bed, breakfast and evening meal), sharing a twin-bedded room with ensuite facilities, tour guides and tips is £740 Not included: flights, lunches, insurance, supplement for single room £165.

For more information call 01367 244 636 or email.
Experience Travel Tours, PO Box 539, Dorking, Surrey RH4 9FU, England

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