A Two-Week Fact-Finding Trip
June 14-28, 2008
Organized by Friends of Sabeel-Colorado
- To visit with Palestinian and Israeli
peace and human rights groups and individuals
working for peace.
- To see first-hand the reality of Palestinian
life and the impact of the occupation
- the wall, settlements, checkpoints,
roadblocks, refugee camps, etc.
- To consider what is needed for a just
- Stay in the Old City of Jerusalem,
within easy walking distance of the Western
Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher,
and the Dome of the Rock. Explore the
bazaars of the Old City.
- Tour the illegal settlements of East
Jerusalem with the Israeli Committee
Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), stand
with the Women in Black on Friday at
noon, meet withan Israeli Refusenik,
the Israeli Human Rights organization
B’Tselem, and visit the Sabeel
Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
- Tour the Old City of Bethlehem and
visit the Church of the Nativity, visit
a refugee camp, take a tour of the separation
wall around Bethlehem, witness checkpoints
and roadblocks,visit in the homes of
Palestinians in the Beit Jala area, and
learn about nonviolent resistance against
the construction of the wall.
- Visit a destroyed Palestinian village
with Zochrot, and enjoy a feast in the
Palestinian village of Ayn Hawd that
was internally displaced in 1948, and
is still fighting for equal rights within
- Travel to Galilee to visit Nazareth,
the Mount of Beatitudes, and spend two
nights by the Sea of Galilee; Visit the
village of Ibileen in Galilee to see
of the work of Archbishop Chacour, author
of Blood Brothers.
- Meet with the Christian Peacemaker
Team in Hebron, and visit the Mosque
of Ibrihim, honored by Jews and Muslims
as the burial place of Abraham.
- Swim in the Dead Sea and visit Masada.
Joy Lapp, Instructor of
Religion and Ethics, Metro State College
of Denver. Joy spent three years in the
Middle East working with Mennonite Central
Committee, and is Chair of Friends of Sabeel-Colorado.
Rev. Arnie Voigt, Retired
Lutheran minister. Arnie has visited Israel/Palestine
many times and has led numerous tour groups.
$3125: Includes round-trip airfare from
Denver to Tel Aviv, hotel, 2 meals per
day, tour guide and entrance fees, transportation,
tips. Does not include lunch, souvenirs,
personal expenses or travel insurance.
Prices based on double-occupancy. Supplement
for single room is $352. Prices are based
on a minimum of 20 travelers, and subject
to changes due to circumstances beyond
Travelers must have a passport that is
valid six months beyond date of re-entry
Confirmation needed by April 1, 2008.
For more Information:
Please contact Joy Lapp 303-494-2338, firstname.lastname@example.org
We extend a warm invitation
to join this cross-cultural encounter
to view the holy sites, and to visit with
involved in the effort of peacemaking today.