Where to Go in Israel and Palestine
Below is a list of delegations, tour groups and peace-building organizations in Israel and Palestine. These organizations are valuable for members of Congress, congressional staff, and the U.S. public to visit in order to gain a greater understanding of the conflict, and to witness first-hand the work of Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders to bring about a just and lasting resolution to the conflict.
Christian Peacemaker Teams (Palestine)
CPT is a faith-based organization that supports nonviolent Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation, while advocating for justice and peace. They offer the opportunity to visit with human rights workers in Palestine, to meet with individuals affected by the occupation and to engage in nonviolent public witness.
Contact: (773) 376-0550
Friends of Sabeel
Friends of Sabeel is a movement started by Christian Palestinians advocating for a two-state solution and peace between Israel and Palestine. They offer alternative travel to visit Christian Holy Land sites, as well as witness the realities of political and military occupation.
Contact: (503) 653-6625
Global Exchange offers multiple travel options including a fact-finding delegation to expose the realities of occupation, an educational experience learning fair trade cooperatives between Israel and Palestine, and an examination of the impact of the occupation on the environment in Palestine.
Contact: (415) 255-7296
Interfaith Peacebuilders' delegations meet with representatives from Palestine and Israel to discuss nonviolent solutions to the conflict and powerful, productive ways to end the occupation.
Contact: (202) 244-0821
Neighbors East and West
Neighbors East and West began when two Quakers, Sam and Ruth Neff, began organizing visits from Indiana to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In recent years, Neighbors East and West has organized visits to Iran and Israel/Palestine.
Contact: (406) 862-1629
Alternative Tours offers half day and full day tours of a West Bank refugee camp, Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, Qalqilya and the Dead Sea.
Contact Abu Hassan at 0522-864205
Alternative Tourism Group Palestine
Alternative Tourism Group offers tours and pilgrimages that include a strong emphasis on the history, culture and politics of the Holy Land.
Breaking the Silence
Breakign the Silence is a group of ex-soldiers who share what they did and saw while serving in Hebron. Their half-day tours also include conversations with Palestinian families who are affected by the settler and soldier violence.
Hanthala Tours offers full day tours of the Old City of Hebron, refugee camps and the South Hebron Hills. They can also arrange home stays and cultural exchanges for tourists.
Holy Land Trust
Holy Land Trust offers a variety of alternative travel including Christian and spiritual pilgrimages, olive harvesting and cuisine tours, home rebuilding experience, and volunteering missions.
Ir Amim offers tours of Jerusalem that discuss Israeli policy in Jerusalem since 1967, including the socio-economic and political implications of that policy on Israelis and Palestinians.
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
ICAHD offers half-day tours of East Jerusalem, including the Wall, settlements and home demolitions.
Jerusalem Reality Tours
Jerusalem Reality Tours offers half-, full- and multi-day tours around Jerusalem, showing diverse communities including refugees, settlers, Beduin, and Mizrahi Jews.
Siraj Center offers numerous travel experiences, including youth exchange programs, Christian Holy Land programs, cultural and historical programs, and host family programs.
The Telos Group
Telos Groups offers a variety of tours including highly-personalized VIP tours, intensive cultural educational experiences, Holy Land pilgrimages and more.
Click here for Just Vision's extensive list of additional tour group options.
Al Aqaba (Through the Rebuilding Alliance)
The Rebuilding Alliance is working to rebuild homes in the village of Al Aqaba that were destroyed by Israeli military occupation.
Al-Haq is an NGO in the West Bank dedicated to ensuring human rights in Palestine. They work to document human rights violations and to bring the violators to justice.
To email Al-Haq, please visit their website.
American Friends Service Committee - Palestine
AFSC works in Palestine to support youth in meeting local humanitarian, economic, social and educational needs.
To contact American Friends Service Committee, please visit their website.
B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
B'Tselem works to document Israeli human rights violations in Palestine and to educate the Israeli public about these events, in order to transform the widespread phenomenon of denial in Israel.
Combatants for Peace
This organization is part of a movement founded by former Israeli and Palestinian military. These individuals who once were part of the cycle of violence decided that they must be influential actors in the fight for peace.
To contact Combatants for Peace, please visit their website.
The Friends International Center in Ramallah
The Ramallah Friends Meeting is a vital part of the community in Ramallah, working with refugees, providing shelter and offering community programs.
Email (recommended): firstname.lastname@example.org
Hebron Rehabilitation Committee
HRC is committed to preserving the cultural integrity of Hebron, renovating cultural and historical sites and upgrading the buildings and infrastructure of the Old City.
Mossawa Center: The Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel
The Mossawa Center works to promote social, political economic equality for the 1.3 million Arab citizens of Israel, while also preserving and maintaining strong cultural ties to their Palestinian heritage.
Parents Circle Families Forum
Parents Circle Families Forum brings together both Israelis and Palestinians who have lost loved ones due to the decades-long conflict. By engaging both sides in joint activities, they encourage a process of reconciliation.
Contact: Israeli Office: +03-535-5080; email@example.com
Contact: Palestinian Office: +02-275-5180; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbis for Human Rights
Rabbis for Human Rights gives a voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights, by championing the rights of the poor and the minorities in Israel and the Palestinians, promote the equal status of women, and more.
To contact Rabbis for Human Rights, please visit their website.
Peace Now: Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Branches)
Peace Now represents the Israeli public who are advocating for peace between Israel and Palestine. They have worked to engage both Palestine and the international community in dialogue to further the peace process.
General Email: email@example.com
Tel Aviv Branch: +972-3-6023300; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerusalem Branch: +972-2-5660648; Danielle@peacenow.org.il
Ramallah Friends School
Ramallah Friends School is a primary and secondary educational institution in Ramallah.
Contact: +970-2-295-2286 E
Tent of Nations
Tent of Nations brings together youth from all over the world, specifically from conflict regions, to work on a farm that is threatened to be taken over by the Israeli government.
To email Tent of Nations, please visit their website.
Click here for Just Vision's extensive list of additional peace-building organizations in the region.