News http://www.sirajcenter.org Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:33:37 +0300 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Masar Ibrahim al Khalil Walks http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/news/item/397-masar-ibrahim-al-khalil-walks http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/news/item/397-masar-ibrahim-al-khalil-walks Masar Ibrahim al Khalil Walks
During the first half of 2016, the Siraj Center in cooperation with the Masar Ibrahim al Khalil enabled 245 people to walk through rural Palestine, exploring its natural beauty, history, culture, cuisine and being welcomed by authentic Palestinian hospitality along the way. The one-day and two-day weekly walks began in February until end of June 2016. The walkers had the choice of hiking different segments of the Masar Ibrahim in…
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Wilfrid Laurier University Tour 2016 http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/component/k2/item/396-wilfrid-laurier-university-tour-2016 http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/component/k2/item/396-wilfrid-laurier-university-tour-2016 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.

 

The group took part in a 14 km hike through the northern highlands from Araba, Kferet to Burqin, where they walked through beautiful untouched rural landscape.  A visit to one of the oldest churches in the world, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George – the Church of Healing, and to the Canaan Fair Trade showed the delegates how Palestinians are working hard to preserve, conserve, protect and promote Palestinian products and their cultural heritage to the world.  The university students walked through the busy narrow streets of the Old City of Nablus.  They had the opportunity to meet Palestinian university students at Nablus’ Al Najah University, and also to visit the Freedom Theater in Jenin, to get to know about the work being done to inspire and empower youth through theater.



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mayada@sirajcenter.org (Mayada) Siraj News Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:03:19 +0300
Bike Palestine 2016 http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/component/k2/item/395-bike-palestine-2016 http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/component/k2/item/395-bike-palestine-2016 Bike Palestine 2016
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…

 

 

The cyclists’ rode to the divided city of Hebron, as well as into the historic city of Jerusalem, where on each day were given cultural tours of the divided cities.  A farewell dinner party was enjoyed by all at the Grotto Restaurant in Beit Sahour.  We look forward to hosting the next Bike Palestine tour in the Fall 2016.

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mayada@sirajcenter.org (Mayada) Siraj News Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:50:06 +0300
Harvard Group 2016 http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/component/k2/item/394-harvard-group-2016 http://www.sirajcenter.org/index.php/component/k2/item/394-harvard-group-2016 Harvard Group 2016
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.

 

Supported by the Siraj Center, the Harvard group visited East Jerusalem, several towns in the West Bank as well as Nazareth, Haifa and Jaffa.

 During the educational visit, students and staff met with local organizations and civil society groups to learn more about grassroots activism in Palestine, and to discuss the challenges that people face in their daily lives. 

 The journey ended with a farewell dinner party in Ramallah.  We here at the Siraj Center look forward to welcoming more Harvard students in the near future!

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mayada@sirajcenter.org (Mayada) Siraj News Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:44:35 +0300