posted: 31 January 2014
Jonathan leads short or day-long “alternative tours” of Nazareth and the surrounding Galilee region. These are designed to be informative and educational, highlighting historical, political, social and economic themes related to the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jonathan leads two types of tours:
Tours can be tailored to suit a group’s particular interests, but might include some or all of the following elements:
It is also possible to arrange a traditional Palestinian meal in a local family’s home, cookery workshops, and / or an oud recital.
Jonathan gives lectures and extended question and answer sessions on a range of topics:
Schedule permitting, Jonathan is happy to meet individuals or small groups in Nazareth to talk about the political situation or answer questions.
Please use the Contact page on the website to arrange a meeting, talk or tour.
“Your guided tour along the four [destroyed] villages was one of the highlights of our trip to Israel/Palestine. … We want to thank you for the unforgettable tour.”
Wim and Adrie Minnaard – Teherne, Netherlands
“I want to thank you so much for the time that you spent with us yesterday. Your commitment, intellect, and passion are contagious! Each person in our group has commented repeatedly how much they benefited from both the casual walk through the souk and from the extended conversation with you.”
Ronald Shive – Burlington, North Carolina
“It was an incredibly educational, sometimes devastating, and often inspirational trip. Jonathan expertly balanced giving a tour rich with historical background and providing a clear picture of present-day issues. He gave us lots of detail but always kept a view of the broader picture.”
Ryvka Barnard – Coordinator, Health and Human Rights Project
“Our time with you in Nazareth was a high point for our group. Several continued to speak of it as they were processing a myriad of impressions.”
Mary Lou Leiser Smith – Coordinating Director, Coalition for Peace with Justice
“Many thanks for briefing our group of internationals. Your insights were much valued and your work truly inspiring!”
Linda Ramsden – UK director, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
– See more at: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/tours/#sthash.xmhlkKtM.dpuf