Siraj News (77)

Monday, 06 June 2016 11:03

Wilfrid Laurier University Tour 2016

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22nd – 25th May 2016

The twelve member delegation from Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University traveled for the first time to Palestine for a diverse educational experience.  Students and staff were able to visit major cities, as well as rural villages in the West Bank, being welcomed by people from each local community, learning about the day-to-day lives and challenges faced. 

Monday, 06 June 2016 10:50

Bike Palestine 2016

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9th - April 2016

Twenty-one British cyclists took part in Bike Palestine where they cycled approximately 200 km across the West Bank, starting from the northern city of Jenin cycling southwards through the ancient city of Sebastia, the old city of Nablus before reaching Taybeh.  It wasn’t only hard cycling through dramatic landscapes, but also relaxing moments enjoying the easy rides in Bethlehem and Jericho, and even the unique experience of floating on the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth. 

Monday, 06 June 2016 10:44

Harvard Group 2016

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12th – 22/03/2016

A delegation of 116 participants from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government visited Palestine in order to enhance and deepen their understanding of the situation on the ground.

Monday, 06 June 2016 10:42

Westtown School Trip 2016

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The Siraj Center arranged for a delegation of 18 high-school seniors and 6 staff from Westtown School,  a Quaker boarding and day school near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to travel through Palestine and Israel from 5th – 18th March 2016.

Monday, 06 June 2016 09:21

Masar Ibrahim Al khalil Northern Part

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An international group of four hikers completed a four day hike along the northern part of the Masar Al Khalil starting 21 till the 24\3\2016. They began their journey in Nablus, exploring the old city, the olive oil soap factory, the Greek Orthodox Church of Jacob’s Well and Tel Balata.  They hiked southwards to the village of Awarta, where they enjoyed a traditional Palestinian meal, and stayed overnight with local families.

Monday, 06 June 2016 09:14

Rock Spring Pilgrimage

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Between the 12th – 23rd of February 2016, Pastor Jeff Wright led 14 members of the Rock Spring group on a pilgrimage and educational tour of the Holy Land.

Friday, 12 June 2015 09:23

Harvard Grourp, 14\03\2015 - 22\03\2015

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A delegation of 96 graduate students from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government along with four organizers visited Palestine.  The 8-day educational tour was organized by the Palestine Caucus at that school.

The graduate students came to Palestine to improve their understanding of the situation on the ground.

 Some 14 different nationalities were represented, including Americans, Canadians, Indians, Pakistanis, Australians, French and Nepalese.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:42

Illinois group, 20/5/2015-29/5/2015

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An American delegation composed of 7 participants visited Palestine for 9 days . The delegation started its day with a visit in Jerusalem, where the participants had meetings to hear about the political situation.  Later on they visited Hebron, Bethlehem, Auja, Ramallah, Nablus and ended their tour in Jaffa.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:38

Westtown group, 14\03\2015 - 27\03\2015

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The Siraj Center arranged for a delegation of 14 adults from Westtown School in the USA to travel through Palestine.

The group stayed with local Palestinian families, helping them to get a real sense of everyday life and culture in the West Bank. 

Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:33

Abraham Path Northern Part, 9\3\2015-12\3\2015

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An international group of eight hikers completed a walk along part of Abraham’s Path in Palestine. They began their journey in Nablus, exploring the old city before staying overnight with local families in the village of Awarta, just to the south.

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