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March 2020 Journey

Tree of Life Journey: March 2020 – Draft Itinerary


Itinerary Sketch – Additional meetings with activists and voices of conscience to be announced as confirmed

March 8 Sunday – Departure (for those hoping to visit Gaza)

March 9 Monday – Arrival in Tel Aviv. For those not going to Gaza, transfer from airport to hotel in either Bethlehem or Jerusalem. Visit Walled Off Hotel and Banksy Museum. Overnight in Manger Square Hotel, Holy Family Hotel or Casa Nova. For those going to Gaza, transfer to crossing for overnight in hotel in Gaza

March 10 Tuesday (Gaza) – Visits to Rebuilding Alliance Rural Women’s Institute and Al Ahli Anglican Hospital. Overnight in Gaza hotel. (Departure for those not going to Gaza)

March 11 Wednesday – Morning transfer to Jerusalem. Walking Tour of Old City, Gethsemane, Messiahs Gate, Western Wall, Ramparts walk. Overnight in Golden Walls Hotel (near Damascus Gate). Dinner and orientation in hotel

March 12 Thursday – Morning Tour of Al-Aqsa for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Afternoon tour with Grassroots Jerusalem (Fayrouz). Before or after dinner, meet with Jeff Halper, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Overnight in Golden Walls Hotel

March 13 Friday – Free time in the Old City. Prayers in Al Aqsa for Muslim travelers. PM meet with Sahar Vardi and Ivan Karakashian. Overnight in Jerusalem , Golden Walls Hotel

March 14 Saturday – Visit Tent of Nations to meet with Daoud Nassar. Lunch at Tent of Nations. Visit Dheisheh Refugee camp. Dinner with refugee families at Shoruq community center. Overnight in Manger Square Hotel near Church of the Nativity and Omar Mosque.

March 15 Sunday – Tour Hebron in area H2 with Breaking the Silence. Visit Dahlia’s family home Hebron/H1. Meet with Mazin Qumsiyeh, Palestine Natural History Museum, Bethlehem. Meet with Rami Elhanan and George Saadeh of Parents Circle. Overnight in Bethlehem, Manger Square Hotel.

March 16 Monday – After morning prayers at Omar Mosque and the Church of the Nativity, drive to Negev to meet with Khalil Alamour in Alsira and Amal Abu AlKhom, Bedouin Women for Themselves. Return to Bethlehem. Dinner with friends at Asparago Restaurant in Bethlehem or Tent Restaurant in Beit Sahour. Overnight in Bethlehem, Manger Square Hotel.

March 17 Tuesday – Visit Shepherds Field School. Visit Bassem Tamimi family in Nabi Saleh. Go to Ramallah to meet with Omar Barghouti and/or Ruba Awadallah of DCI-P. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Ramallah, Royal Court Hotel.

March 18 Wednesday – Early morning departure for Golan Heights. Tour destroyed villages with Dr. Taiseer Maray. Dinner with local Syrian families. Overnight in Majdal Shams, Narjis Hotel

March 19 Thursday – Closing interfaith prayers and dedication of covenants Mt of Beatitudes. Overnight in Jerusalem. National Hotel (tentative) Closing dinner celebration in local Palestinian restaurant with friends

March 20 Friday – Free time in Old City and/or Al Aqsa prayers. Departure for airport


March 21, 22, 23, 24 Extension in Ireland




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