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“Abraham’s Children” had life changing experiences meeting the people of Palestine and Israel in July 2015. After arriving in Tel Aviv, we traveled across Israel and Palestine from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea, Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus, the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, Banyas, Nazareth, and Haifa before returning to the US and Canada.

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During the Summer Celebration Program, students have the choice of taking part in either a one-month or two-month stay in Palestine.  Participants are able to take part in summer afternoon walks in nature which are organized by the Masar Ibrahim al Khalil and the Siraj Center.  Also, they participate in tours of Palestinian cities like Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Hebron,  which allows them to  learn about the political situation, while experiencing authentic Palestinian hospitality. Students enjoy the unique landscape and traditional Palestinian hospitality in homes or Bedouin tents.  They learn about and explore ancient cities, such as Sebastia and Jericho, which are host to a number of sites of archaeological importance.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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A delegation of 22 Americans, led by Pastor Jeff Wright and his wife Janet, visited Palestine again this year. The group met with Israelis and Palestinians, Jews, Muslims and Christians to engage in dialogue and to hear different perspectives on the conflict.

The delegation visited some of the holy places in Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Jerusalem and Nazareth, and also had a chance to explore Hebron, Jericho and Ramallah.

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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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