Ir Amim’s next English-language study tour of Palestinian East Jerusalem will take place on Friday, October 21. These tours provide ground-level exposure to the occupation, 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.
The tour route runs through East Jerusalem neighborhoods and utilizes key observation points to provide context for understanding how developing facts on the ground impact 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 meeting point is the parking lot of Gan Hapa’amon in Jerusalem on Friday, October 21. The tour starts at 9:30 AM and lasts about four hours (via bus, with stops at observation points). The tour is free of charge but to participate, you must register in advance. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. We recommend that participants bring water, food and a sun hat.
For more details and registration: http://www.ir-amim.org.il/en/node/1854