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Name of trip/organization/contactNotesWebsite
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All That's Left
Large network of mostly diaspora Jewish anti-occupation activists in Israel/Palestine. Join listserv for upcoming events, or message them on facebook, they respond!
https://www.facebook.com/AllThatsLeftCollective/
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Extend Tours
3-day tour of East Jerusalem and W. Bank with packed itinerary centering Palestinians- geared toward diaspora Jewish students, has scholarships
http://extendtours.org
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Mejdi ToursCustomizable tours related to cross-cultural issues, geared more toward adults and professionalshttp://www.mejditours.com
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Breaking the Silence ToursTours of Hebron by former IDF soldiers who served in the Occupied Territories. http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/tours/1
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MachsomWatch ToursNetwork of women peace activists who monitor checkpoints as citizens. Tours of the West Bank.https://machsomwatch.org/en/tours
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Jordan Valley Solidarity VolunteeringNetwork of grassroots Palestinian groups in Jordan Valley. Events and actions (no tours)http://jordanvalleysolidarity.org/volunteering/
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Youth Against Settlements Tours and Volunteering
Organization led by Issa Amro in Palestinian community of Hebron. Tours of Hebron, volunteers needed too.https://hyas.ps/volunteer/
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The Freedom TheaterTheater in Jenin refugee camp aimed at healing among kids. Visits, volunteering welcome.http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/visit-us/
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Ir Amim ToursHalf-day tours that focus on Jerusalemhttp://www.ir-amim.org.il/en/tours
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Green Olive ToursTours of varying lengths (includes day trips), include East Jerusalem and West Bank. Less political.http://www.toursinenglish.com
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Emek Shaveh ToursFree archeology tours of Silwanhttp://alt-arch.org/en/
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Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)Free tours of West Bank and East Jerusalemhttp://www.acri.org.il/en/
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B’tselemTours of West Bank and East Jerusalemhttp://www.btselem.org
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Shalom AchshavFree trips to monitor settlement building with Settlement Watch programhttp://peacenow.org.il/en/
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Encounter ToursTours for future Jewish diaspora leaders in West Bank - not as anti-occupation, but better than Birthrighthttp://www.encounterprograms.org
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Jerusalem Black Panthers TourSliding scale cost tours of Musrara, Jerusalem - hub of Mizrahi protests in 1970sasaf.shalev@gmail.com
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Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions Tour
Israeli-led various tours focused on East Jerusalem and issues of property seizurehttp://icahd.org/tours/extended-study-tours/
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Grassroots Al Quds TourHalf day powerful tour of East Jerusalemhttp://www.grassrootsalquds.net/
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Ta'ayushGreat for days out doing solidarity work in Palestinehttps://www.taayush.org
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Center for Jewish NonviolencePowerful organization, sends delegations on various actions (including Sumud Freedom Camp in 2017-8)https://centerforjewishnonviolence.org
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Rabbis for Human RightsOrganizes days out during the olive harvesthttps://www.facebook.com/RabbisForHumanRights/
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Solidarity of Nations Program5 month program bringing folks from around the world to Jerusalem to do anti-occupation work http://www.achvatamim.org
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Interfaith Peace BuildersSends delegations to Israel/Palestine often! Scholarships + crowdfunding availablehttp://www.ifpb.org
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Addameer in RamallahAmazing organization to connect with and visithttp://www.addameer.org
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Wi'am Conflict Resolution CenterAmazing organization in Bethleham that can lead tours to understand water issues and settlementshttp://www.alaslah.org/
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Dan Vered in Tel AvivFormer left activist from 1970s now based in Tel Aviv and happy to meet with folksContact eisaacs66@gmail.com for his email
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Rela Mazali in Tel AvivFounding member of JVP Advisory Council and New Profile, works with young army refusers, happy to meet folksrel@inter.net.il
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Anarchists Against the WallPotential connections on the ground
https://www.facebook.com/אנרכיסטים-נגד-הגדר-Anarchists-Against-The-Wall-184879698210917/
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All That's LeftAwesome connections on the groundhttps://www.facebook.com/AllThatsLeftCollective/
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All That's Left Tour ReviewsAwesome site for tour reviewshttps://www.facebook.com/pg/AllThatsLeftCollective/notes/?ref=page_internal
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All That's Left List of ToursAwesome site for tours about the occupation
https://www.facebook.com/notes/all-thats-left-anti-occupation-collective/tours-to-learn-about-the-occupation/535040959904612/
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Sumud Freedom Camp
Resistance camp of Palestinians, Israelis and diaspora Jews in the South Hebron Hills - message on facebook or go through Center for Jewish Nonviolence
https://www.facebook.com/SumudCamp/
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Free JerusalemOrganization with great people to connect withhttps://www.facebook.com/freejerusalem/
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SabeelPalestinian Christian organization in Jerusalem - organizes cool trips and tourshttps://www.fosna.org/about/sabeel
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Hijazi TravelPalestinian guide in Bethlehem, specializing in walking and hiking tours (1-15 day trips!)https://hijazih.wordpress.com
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Friday demonstrations against the wall and occupation
Demonstrations every Friday in West Bank, subscribe to mailing list in link - details every Tues/Wedhttps://lists.riseup.net/www/info/againstwall
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ZochrotOffers tours and political educationhttp://www.zochrot.org/en/tour/all
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BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Throughout year, BADIL hosts international delegations/groups for briefings on the Palestinian refugee issue and the rights-based solution by providing a historic and contemporary legal analysis of Palestinian displacement. BADIL also provides tours to areas under the threat of displacement and to refugee communities.
http://www.badil.org/en/campaigning-networking/networking/conferences-and-tours.html
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Places to stay in Palestine
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Anastas Family Bed & BreakfastBethlehem bed & breakfast surrounded on three sides by the wall, near new Banksy Hotelhttp://www.anastas-bethlehem.com/bed-breakfast-accommodation-in-bethlehem-palestine/
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Khouriyya Family Guest House
Incredible, affordable family home with rentable bedrooms and free homemade breakfast in Jifna, outside Ramallah. Hosts Extend Tours twice a year.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g667136-d1588394-Reviews-Khouriya_Family_Guesthouse-Ramallah_Binyamin_Region_West_Bank.html
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Good organizations for possible internships
List of orgs in Israel/Palestine
http://www.alhaq.org/about-al-haq/vacancies-and-internships/417-directions-to-other-good-organisations-for-possible-internships
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Tent of NationsTakes visitors and volunteers for different lengths of time (talks, work camps, group and individual, etc)http://www.tentofnations.org/come-and-visit/visit-us/
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AdalahOffers tours and conferenceshttps://www.adalah.org/en/content/view/7910
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International Solidarity MovementGrassroots organization of international vounteers in the West Bank, working closely in co-resistance with Palestinians on the groundhttps://palsolidarity.org/
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