Women Study Tour

Visit with Israeli and Palestinian women and Women's Organizations to understand the social and political contexts that affect the lives of women and of Palestinians and Israelis in General. You may even

have the possibility to join some women in creating a locally prepared meal.

 

Day 1

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and after formalities you will be met by your guide and will continue to Neve Shalom for your first night at the Joint Muslim/Christian/Jewish community in the Holy Land.

Day 2:

Start your visit in Jaffa’s old port and drive through the metropolitan city of Tel Aviv, continue to Caesarea Maritime for a visit of the ancient Roman ruins of a city once the capital of Palestine. Head North to Haifa, another Holy Land city with people of all faiths live together including druze, baha’is as well. Here you will meet with representatives of womens organizations and after some other visits, which may include the Baha’i gardens and then onto Elija’s cave in Mount Carmel. You will arrive at Stella Maris Convent/guesthouse for dinner and overnight. 

Day 3

After an early breakfast visit Nazareth where you will head to the Church of the annunciation and Mary’s well, then onto Tiberias, experience a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee.  You will also visit Capernaum, and other sites along the Sea of Galilee, such as Cana, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue in the evening to the baptismal site for a visit before arriving in Jericho for a late dinner and overnight.

Day 4

After breakfast head to the Dead Sea for a visit and continue to Bir Sheva to visit with womens cooperatives of sustainable Bedouin women possibility of having a Bedouin lunch prepared. Continue to Bethlehem, arriving at your hotel for overnight.

Day 5

After breakfast depart for a morning briefing and tour of Dheisheh refugee camps with a resident Female attending Bethlehem University. Continue by coach to Hebron for a visit of the Old City and a practice run at Blowing glass at one of many Hebron glass factories. Return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 6

In the morning have a walking tour of the Old City visiting the church of St. Ann, the pool of Bethesda, the Via dolorosa, reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Lunch at an Old city womens cooperative Continue by bus to visit Mt. Zion and then onto Yad Vashem or the Israel Museum for a visit. Return to hotel in Bethlehem for overnight.

Day 7

Morning visit with women organization in Jerusalem (women in Black) and have some free time before departing to airport.

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