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Birthright Israel Outdoors - Free Trips to Israel
Free Trips to Israel - Birthright

Jews and Arabs in Israel

A people-centered program that steps outside the narrow lens of media reports about the Middle East and brings to light the on-the-ground reality and various facets of Jewish-Arab relations. 

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Dive into the relevant terminology, narratives, and diverse aspects of these relations—geographical, social, political, cultural, and emotional—and participate in unique tours and fascinating encounters with public figures. You’ll also have time to unpack your thoughts through group and personal reflection.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour of the Green Line, and learn about borders and security
  • Get to know a wide variety of people, stories, and perspectives
  • Jewish-Arab cooking workshop
  • Take part in Jewish-Arab partnership projects

WHO’S ELIGIBLE

Anyone who will be traveling on a Birthright Israel experience this coming season or anyone who has already traveled on a Birthright Israel in the last year


DATES

Jan 6 – Jan 9
Jan 13 – Jan 16
Jan 20 – Jan 23

NOTE: You are responsible for your making your own arrangements after your Birthright Israel experience ends and the Birthright Plus program begins.


COST

$250

This program includes all meals, domestic transportation, all programming, AND the cost of your flight extension when booked in advance (for travelers on a Birthright Israel experience this season).


ITINERARY

DAY #1 | Meetup
Meet at Binyamina Train Station & travel to Givat Haviva
Welcome to Givat Haviva & tour the campus
Arabic & Hebrew language class
Dinner – cooking workshop with Women Cooking for Peace in Baka Al Gharbiya
Group reflection
Overnight: Hotel Eden Inn, Zichron Ya’akov

DAY #2 | Wadi Ara- Iron Valley- Sense of Belonging
Breakfast & drive to Givat Haviva
Background session: History of Jews & Arabs in Israel
Tour the Green Line – challenges of Arabs in Israel
Meet Givat Haviva International School students
Group Reflection
Dinner & night out in Zichron Yaakov
Overnight: Hotel Eden Inn, Zichron Ya’akov

DAY #3 | Jewish Communities, Arab Communities
Breakfast & Drive to Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek
Meet with Israeli local at kibbutz and hear about kibbutz life
Drive to Arab city of Sakhnin for city tour and calligraphy workshop
Group Reflection
Overnight: Hotel Eden Inn, Zichron Ya’akov

DAY #4 | Diverse Minorities & How they communicate
Breakfast & check out
Conflict & media workshop
Group reflection
Closing Lunch
Final reflection
Drive to Binyamina Train Station

*Itinerary is subject to change


TESTIMONIALS


“Seeing the sites we talked about, walking with people, hearing the stories – good and bad – has left a mark I do not doubt will stay with me the rest of my life”– Justyna

“This trip made me think that Peace in Israel is possible, and it just might change the world.”
– Andy

“The most valuable moments were getting to hear directly from people who live the conflict or live with the stories of the land. -Emily It was seriously the most incredible experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in Israel, Identity, History, Conflict, or Politics.”
– Sara.
“Textbooks and newspaper articles just don’t do this stuff justice, and I think you did an incredible job with our group, presenting to us the fractured but beautiful mosaic of Israel and Palestine that could one day be framed in peace. The impact of intense proximity has quickly become an important theme of this trip. Seeing this and the actual topography firsthand, and hearing the fascinating story of both conflict and hope help me immensely as I develop a greater lens for the issues today. As you say, we must continue to seek peace, and with people like you (and eventually all of us) building a community of togetherness, I’m certainly hopeful for the future.”
– Scott M.

REGISTER

You can register to be a part of any Birthright Israel Plus program after you are fully confirmed for your Birthright Israel trip. Complete our short registration form below (this also includes a section where you can request a specific flight extension).


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