Ir Amim will be conducting a study tour in English to occupied East Jerusalem next Tuesday, October 10. According to Ir Amin, “the tour provides ground-level exposure to East Jerusalem, creating a platform for critically assessing the idea of Jerusalem as the ‘eternal, undivided capital of Israel’ and understanding the city’s fundamental role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ir Amim’s tours are free of charge, “however, we would appreciate your contribution towards covering the costs of the tour.”
The tour route runs through East Jerusalem neighborhoods and utilizes key observation points to provide context for “understanding how developing facts on the ground affects the future of a secure, democratic Israeli state.”
Participants learn about the formation of the city’s borders, the impacts of building and construction and other policies influencing both daily life in the city and its political future: socio-economic disparities between east and west Jerusalem; security, political and humanitarian consequences of the Separation Barrier; and the geo-political ramifications of settlement building, road construction, national parks and touristic settlement.
The tour meeting point is in front of Binyanei Hauma in West Jerusalem, with the bus departing promptly at 9:00 AM. The tour will last approximately four hours, and will make stops at a number of observation points. Participants must be at least 18 years old and we strongly recommended that you bring along water, food and a sun hat.
More details and registration: http://www.ir-amim.org.il/en/node/2097