A study tour in English of occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem will be given by Ir Amim on Friday August 28. Ir Amim’s study tours provide ground-level exposure to East Jerusalem, creating a platform for critically assessing the notion of Jerusalem as the “eternal, undivided capital of Israel” and understanding the city’s fundamental role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The tour route runs through East Jerusalem neighborhoods and utilizes key observation points to understand how developing facts on the ground impact the future of a secure, democratic Israeli state. Tours focus on Israeli policy related to the separation barrier, government construction plans in East Jerusalem, Israeli settlements and national parks built in the hearts of Palestinian neighborhoods, the legal status of East Jerusalem residents, and governmental policies impacting the Palestinian community.
The tour will start from the parking lot of the Gan Hapa’amon (Liberty Bell) Park in Jerusalem at 9:30 in the morning and will last approximately four hours. The tour is free of charge and all participants will be transported in a chartered bus. It is highly recommended that those who attend bring water, food, and head cover.