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Support Amnesty International's campaign to Bring Mordechai Vanunu to London in June
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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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IPCRI Tours

ISRAEL PALESTINE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND INFORMATION

IPRCI tour, organised by MEJDI Tours

Presents a DUAL NARRATIVE STUDY TOUR of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A unique first-hand experience of the cultural, social and political situation in Israel and Palestine.

Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, October 13, 2013

Program includes:

- Visits to sights of cultural and political importance in Israel and the West Bank

-Expert Israeli and Palestinian tour guides specialized in the dual narratives of the conflict

- Meetings and discussions with high-profile experts and stakeholders

- A diverse program designed to give an experience of the different elements in Israeli and Palestinian societies and the conflict at large.

Click here to see the itinerary

Cost: $2,600 per person

 

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Registration closes July 3, 2013.

Together with MEJDI Tours, the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think tank in the world – the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) – is offering a fun and rich experience in Israel and Palestine while also giving a face and a voice to those who live here. We hope you will join us!

The aim of this tour is to expose an American audience to the realities of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, while also enabling them to experience the beauty of the region. IPCRI’s access and ability to organize discussions with Palestinian and Israeli politicians and grassroots leaders offers a unique opportunity for the participants to acquire a nuanced political perspective of this region.
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This trip has been custom-created for IPCRI with recommendations and design by MEJDI Tours. If you have any questions relating to the logistics of the trip or payment contact Haley Douglass, haley@mejdi.net, 703-349-1554.
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Space is limited! A $300 deposit per person is due to hold your place. By making this deposit you agree to the tour terms of condition and statement of responsibility so please review them carefully. The $300 deposit is due Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Final payment is due by Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
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Arrive in Tel Aviv on Thursday, October 3rd for the first event of the program, which starts at 6:00 PM. First hotel night is Thursday, October 3rd. Departure is after breakfast on Sunday, October 13th.

 

Trip includes:
10 Nights Lodging (double occupancy)
Breakfast every day
10 additional meals throughout program
2 Full time MEJDI trained guides (1 Israeli & 1 Palestinian)
Private Bus and Driver
Speakers and Entrance Fees
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Not included:
Airfare
Travel Medical or Cancellation Insurance STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Customary tips to drivers, guides, and hotel staff (Customary $80-$100 USD paid upon arrival)
Single Room Supplement (if you are not sharing a double room) ($649)
Additional meals (Average of $20 per day)
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Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. You can purchase it here. This is one of the largest travel insurance sites. We strongly suggest purchasing at least medical coverage and cancel for any reason policies. Most cancel for any reason policies require you to purchase within 21 days of initial trip deposit. For more information on cancel for any reason insurance, click here. We recommend having three blank pages in your passport.
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IPCRI is an action-oriented think tank managed jointly by Israelis and Palestinians. Our aim is to engage both policy makers and the public at large in promoting a just and sustainable solution to the conflict and an end to the occupation. We develop innovative projects and strategies that promote human rights and address the needs of both peoples. IPCRI concentrates its efforts on three themes:

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Research and Information: IPCRI is a think tank that brings together Palestinian, Israeli, and international experts to discuss pressing issues and develop innovative solutions. IPCRI carries out research and publishes studies and thought-provoking papers to advocate for change among decision makers. II

Conflict Transformation: IPCRI engages Israelis, Palestinians, and Palestinian-Israelis in projects where they can work towards a common goal, create understanding and trust, and work towards a public opinion that supports a just resolution of the conflict.

Shared Environment: IPCRI engages Palestinian and Israeli actors that affect the environment in joint projects because issues like water, waste, and pollution are inherently cross-border. Cooperation in this field contributes to a sustainable future, while cooperation and interdependence can contribute to a just conflict resolution in the long run.
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