Journey for Justice

About the Journey for Justice (JFJ):

JFJ2013 t5Journey for Justice brings together youth leaders from all over the world to experience and share the life under occupation with Palestinian youth. For nine days, they join Palestinian youth and travel around occupied Palestine to witness the effects of Israeli occupation, and accompany Palestinian youth in their daily life.

Journey includes:

  • Stories / experiences / dreams and daily life sharing.
  • Visiting their universities and realize Palestinian students' difficulties.
  • Witnessing several EJ YMCA and YWCA of Palestine programs in action.
  • Meetings and discussions with Palestinians and Israelis: Political and religious leaders, Israeli right-based groups, grass root Palestinians including farmers, refugees, students...etc.
  • Presentations and discussions with specialists on issues of: children, refugees, academics, international work...etc.
  • Visiting various religious and historic sites including old cities of Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus, Jerusalem, including the Church of Nativity, Holy Sepulcher, Al-Aqsa Mosque...etc.
  • Advocacy activities and workshop, building coalitions of committed youth leaders and set advocacy plans together.

Videos:

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Participation

  • Participants ages should be between 17 and 25 (up to 30 could be allowed for special cases).
  • No limited number of participants from certain movement.
  • Be able to cover their international travel costs and participation fees.
  • Manage their own in-advance tourist VISA to Israel (required for certain nationalities), without JAI intervention.

Invitation - Journey for Justice - Palestine - 27 July - 4 August 2019

Category: Journey for Justice
Created: 12 September 2018

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27th July (arrival) - 4th August (departure) 2019 
Palestine 

Youth, 17 - 30, from all over the world are invited to join the Journey for Justice in Palestine

Proposed daily schedule (subjected to minor changes)

  • Saturday, July 27: Arrival.

  • Sunday, July 28: Icre-Breaking among participants (locan and international). Introduction to YMCA, YWCA, JAI and the Olive Tree Campaign locan and international impacts. Lunch (Shawerma), Guided tour inside Church of Nativity and Bethlehem old city and market.

  • Monday, July 29: Kairos Palestine (Palestinian Christian Initiative), Bethlehem Univeristy (meet, chat and tour around with students), Lunch (Falafel), JAI guided tour to witness the Israeli Apartheid Wall, colonies (settlements), settlers' bypass roads surrounding Bethlehem area, confiscated lands. 

  • Tuesday, July 30: Ramallah: Presentaton on the Bycott-Divestment-Sanction (BDS) Campaign by the National Comittee. Freetime in Ramallah and visit to Arafat' Tomb. Visit and lunch in Nabi Saleh village (Tamimi family - popular resistance). Evening movie screening.

  • jfj2018 2tWednesday, July 31: Morning watch to Bethlehem-Jerusalem checkpoint, cross checkpoint on foot. Guided tour inside Jerusalem old city (Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock, Sepulchre Church). Guided tour with ICAHD / AIC Israeli group' activist(s).

  • Thursday, August 1: Hebron: Presentation about the situation with the Temporarly International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) international force, then guided tour inside the old city of Hebron to witness colonies (settlements inside) the town - divided areas - forbidden streets (Shuhada street), closures, divided Ibrahimi Mosque. Lunch in the old city (at Palestinian family targetted house). Visit glass and Palestinian Koufiyyeh factories.

  • Friday, August 2: Help farmers at their fields. Afternoon presentation on the Palestinian refugees and Right of Return by Badil center for refugees. Meeting Refugees and guided tour inside a refugee camp. Folklore Cultural performance.

  • Saturday, August 3: Jericho: Baptism site and Jordan river, YWCA center in Jericho (presentation about work and activities, meet clients, lunch), walk up Mount of Temptation and visit monastery, Sychamore Tree, Tel-Sultan Jericho 10,000 years old city' remains, free time in Jericho down town. Farewell dinner.

  • Sunday, August 4: Departure.

Criterea / Remarks (read carefully):

  • Participants ages should be between 17 and 25 (up to 30 could be allowed for special cases).

  • The JAI covers some portion of the program costs, while participation still need to pay the fees of 750 USD per participant, excluding: VISA fees (to Israel, if needed in advance), air-tickets and transportation from and to airport / boarder crossing to the YMCA Beit Sahour (the JAI can arrange, but the participant(s) need to pay extra for).

  • The participation fees cover local transportation during the program, accommodation, meals, and all extra (not JAI team) guiding and entrance fees during the Journey. This amount is to be paid in advance by a money transfer, or in cash soon as the participant arrives.

  • Each participant, or his/her respective movement or sending organization, covers his/her air ticket. Tickets should be reserved so as to arrive on the 27th of July (preferred around noon time) and departure on the 4th of August (also preferred around noon time) 2019. Extra days and arrangements outside the scope of the Journey is on the participant(s) own responsibilitiy to arrange and cover cost of.

  • Participants of nationalities that need a VISA to Israel in advance, they, or their respective movement or sending organization, are resonsible for obtaining and managing their TOURIST VISAs on their own, while the JAI, EJ YMCA or YWCA of Palestine are, unfortunately, unable to help in this matter.

  • Deadline for filled applications submission is mid July 2019.

Contact


If you have any question or concern:

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ibrahim Hannouneh
Media Officer / Exchange Programs Coordinator

YMCA - YWCA Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI)
Tel / Fax: + 970 (0)2 2774540

 

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