Explore why Jerusalem plays a major role in Middle East politics. Tour the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, have a panoramic view from the Haas Promenade, pass the Security Fence and Wall separating Jerusalem from Bethlehem, exit Bethlehem on the south side and drive to Efrat, an Israeli village south of Bethlehem
Political Fact Finding Tours
The Middle East seems to be the number one source of bad news in the media, yet very few people understand what is actually going on in the region. Gain insight into the underlying causes of the conflict, focusing on the issues of refugees, Zionism, military strategy, human rights, security, and more. Keshet Journeys invites you to explore the reality behind the headlines for yourself.
Visit to the Barkan industrial area of Ariel with 170 factories, 6000 employees, where Israelis and Palestinians are working hand in hand
Also on this tour
Visit the Palestinian University Birzeit, Birzeit was the first university to be established in the Palestinian Authority. Tour the campus and meet with Palestinian students
Meet the Interfaith Panel for Sustainable Development. This interreligious panel consisting of christians, Jews and muslims presents different perspectives on subject like coexistence and Jerusalem as a holy city.
Visit to the Herzl Museum, an encounter with Zionism and Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism and visionary of the Jewish State. An interactive, thought-provoking tour about the Jewish identity, Zionism, Diaspora and Aliyah
How do the principles of the rule of law relate to combating terrorism? A visit to the Israeli Supreme Court. Meeting with a former judge and discussion on legal dilemmas.
Drive to the site of the new Palestinian city Rawabi and meet with developer Bashar El Masri to discuss and view one of the more significant Palestinian responses to a new sense of peoplehood and desire for statehood
Outlook from Mount Bental over Syria. Discussion about the relevance of the Golan Heights, the upcoming of the Islamic State and the geopolitical dimensions of the Middle East.
Strategic dimensions of an area, explanation on the geopolitical circumstances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on viewpoint Alphei Menashe by the Spokesmen of the Israel Defence Forces
A visit to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Meeting with Knesset Members. Discover the essence of the Israeli democracy and the role and responsibilities of the Knesset. The tour also relates to the principle art works in the Knesset building.
Meeting with journalists from Al-Jazeera in their Ramallah-office about media coverage and journalistic independence in the Palestinian Authority