Upcoming Trips


Palestine Portal has posted the upcoming trips that we know about, but there may be others. If you know of trips that we do not have here, please let us know: info@palestineportal.org


Eyewitness Palestine All Eyes on Jerusalem Delegation

Spring 2019 – Applications due April 15

This delegation includes a special focus on the deeply divided city of Jerusalem.

One year after the US decision to move its embassy, join us to take a special in depth look at the situation in Jerusalem including the effects of displacement and gentrification on the Holy City.

Jerusalem is a city holy to the world’s three major monotheistic religions. For generations, it has been the cultural center of Palestinian life and the spiritual focus of the Jewish religion. It is also a a flashpoint where Palestinian communities face intense pressure from the Israeli state and military forces. As a result, the future of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious issues to be resolved under any peace agreement.

This Spring, you can join Eyewitness Palestine for an unforgettable journey to Jerusalem, and other areas in Palestine/Israel. There’s only one way to truly understand the realities of Palestine/Israel – through the eyes of those who live there. 

As with all IFPB delegations, you will also meet additional Israelis and Palestinians working for peace and justice as well as visit many important historical sites.

The application deadline for the All Eyes on Jerusalem Delegation is March 15, 2019.

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Tree of Life Journey – March 2019

Mothers of a New Creation

March 12 – 23, 2019 | Extension to Jordan through March 26

Tree of Life Educational Fund will offer its next journey in March of 2019. This journey will have a special focus on the role of women, past and present, in their struggle to give birth to a New Creation. The Land of Canaan, sometimes called the “Holy Land” or the “Land of Promise”, is a place replete with the sacred stories of women who by their love, courage, resilience and determination endeavor to make their communities a place where all God’s children could learn to live together in peace.  More information and full itinerary.

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“Come and See” Israel/Palestine Witness Trip

Organized by Friends of Sabeel-Colorado, led by Arnie Voigt and Joy Lapp

June 12-25, 2019 

Deadline extended to April 1!

Disciples/UCC Global Ministries Mission Co-Workers Jeff and Janet Wright will host their twelfth annual pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Alternative (responsible) travel seeks to transform curious tourists into informed pilgrims by engaging the people who live in the land — and the history, culture and social realities that shape their lives.

Trip Highlights

Visit the holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Experience the realities of living under Israeli occupation: the Wall, settlements, checkpoints, confiscated land and demolished homes, refugee camps, and environmental degradation.

Visit the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.

Meet with Palestinian groups such as  Tent of Nations, Badil Center for Refugee Rights, the Alrowwad Theater in the Aida Refugee Camp, Stop the Wall, Al-Haq Human Rights Center.

Meet with Israeli groups like B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and Zochrot which raises awareness of the villages destroyed in 1948.

Visit the site of a destroyed Palestinian village in Israel and learn about the loss of civil and property rights currently experienced by Palestinians with Israeli citizenship.

Travel to a Bedouin village in the Negev Desert and hear of their struggles.

Tour the Galilee including  Nazareth, the Mount of Beatitudes, and the Sea of Galilee.

Tour Nablus in the heart of the West Bank including the Old City and Jacob’s well.

Meet with the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron, and visit the Ibrahimi Mosque, honored by Jews and Muslims as the burial place of Abraham and Sarah. 

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