From October 28 to November 1, 2013 a five member delegation of Americans used Siraj’s expertise and excellent guide, Mohammed Barakat, to expand our visit to Palestine, which we had started by participating in the Olive Harvest Campaign organized by JAI. 


From 25/6/2013 to 3/7/2013

A UUJME group of 13 Pax, the aim of their tour was to learn about the human rights andthe political situations, in order to return to the U.S. to work more effectively for Palestinian rights in the context of a just peace.  To achieve this objective they met with Palestinian and Israeli people representing many different viewpoints: academics, human rights workers, representatives of Fatah and of Hamas, lawyers, a right-wing settler, and many others.

They started their tour in Jerusalem, and went on to Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus,  Nazareth, Haifa and Tel Aviv.


A group from Norway cycled all the way from Nazareth to Jerusalem, passing through Nablus, Taybeh, Jericho, Bethlehem, and Hebron before then they finished their tour in the Old City.

The group cycled through a variety of landscapes, visiting historic sites along the way and enjoying Palestine's food, hospitality, and culture.


From 16/7/2013 to 26/7/2013

Seven students from Brazil came to Palestine from 16/7/2013 to 26/7/2013 to experience Palestine and to share the daily life of Palestinians.

They started their tour in Jerusalem, then moved onto Duma and kufurMalek and they stayed overnight there with local families which was a great chance for them to live the daily life and share their food. Next, they moved to Bethlehem, passed by Hebron, and at last visited the Negev.


A group of institutions from Dubai, whoare supporters  of human rights, had a walking tour in Palestine.Theiraim was to provide material and moral support for the Hope Flowers School, and to know more about the political and social situation in Palestine.

 They walked from Awarta to Aqraba, then moved to KufurMalek, Taybeh, and Jericho and ended their trip in Bethlehem with a tour in the old city and a visit to the Nativity Church.

On their final night in the Bethlehem area, the group enjoyed a traditional dinner and dabkadance at a local restaurant.


Group from Sweden had a tour in different cities of Palestine, including Hebron, Nablus, and Bethlehem.

Their trip was looking at culture, religion, environment, history and social issues in order to learn about the Palestinian and meet with local organizations.


A multi-national delegation hiked along the Nativity trial beginning at Nazareth, where they toured the Church of the Annunciation and the House of Mary.

The hike took them from Faqua’a through Zababdeh, Fara’a camp, Nablus, Duma, AinAuja, Jericho, Nabi Musa and Mar Saba. During their journey the group stayed with local families and learned a lot about Palestine’s culture and everyday life, and enjoyed the local food and landscape.