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We provide links to articles we think will be of interest to our supporters, informing them of issues, events, debates and the wider context of the conflict. We are sympathetic to much of the content of what we post, but not to everything. The fact that something has been linked to here does not necessarily mean that we endorse the views expressed in it.
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Action Alerts


The BEDOUIN

We have posted more than 30 articles on The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev over the last three years

See the JfJfP briefing note on Bedouin Palestinians of the Naqab and download our 2013 leaflet on the Prawer plan
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Did you know?



Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
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Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
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Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
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30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
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* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
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* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013
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Posts

Tours/volunteering

Alternative Tours, Volunteering and Work Experience in Palestine and Israel

Many groups now run regular or occasional tours to Palestine and Israel for those who want to understand the conflict in the region. Some are day trips, suitable for those who are already in the region; others are more serious ventures organised by twinning groups, alternative travel agencies, solidarity groups and the like. Here is a listing of those we currently know about.

Have a look at the subpages to find out about a number of fascinating tours. But beware: the information on these pages may well be dated. Always follow through to the groups’ websites for the latest details.

And before doing that take a look at Bradt Guide Sarah Irvine’s November 2011 Guardian article 10 Highlights of Palestine. And (Aug 2012) Zochrot’s Guide to the Nakba – see Zochrot below). And, if you can bear it, and want to know about new ways of marketing tourism in Israel itself, take a look at our post Visit Israel: play at killing terrorists!

Alternative Tourism Group

Birthright Unplugged

Breaking the Silence tours

Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Assocation (Cadfa)

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)

Experience Travel Tours

FFIPP Programs in Palestine/Israel

Galilee Today: Alternative tours in the Galilee

Green Olive Tours (formerly Tours in English)

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (Icahd) (for details of Icahd 2013  tours see Experience Travel Tours)

IPCRI Tours

IWPS – International Women’s Peace Service Palestine

Jerusalem Reality Tours

Joint Advocacy Initiative – East Jerusalem

Tours of Nazareth and the Galilee – organised by Jonathan Cook

Olive Co-operative

Olive picking tours

Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies

“Time for Peace” GRACE Pilgrimage in the Middle East
Walking together from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, 8–29 November 2012

Tours in English

Zochrot – Guide to the Nakba

 

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