Our Unplugged trips (for international passport holders):
Our trips are designed to put our travelers in conversation with a wide range of mostly Palestinian people and to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
We have provided a sample itinerary below to give you an idea of what your trip may look like. Please keep in mind, however, that all itineraries are subject to change.
Day 1: Meet at 9:00 am. Orientation and introductions in Jerusalem; political tour of Jerusalem; political briefing; sleep in Ramallah.
Day 2: Visit Bethlehem & Dheisheh refugee camp (all south of Jerusalem). Pass through a checkpoint; meet with Ibdaa’ Cultural Center; have walking tour of refugee camp; see the Wall and its relationship to area settlements; stay with local families.
Day 3: Visit Al Khalil/Hebron and take a walking tour of the old city; meet local families; return to host families in Bethlehem.
Day 4: Meetings in Ramallah with a prisoner’s advocacy organization; attempt to have a video conference call with friends and activists in Gaza; free time; meet with leaders of Palestinian non-violent movements; sleep in Ramallah.
Day 5: See how rural areas are affected by the Wall and occupation, including meeting a family imprisoned between the Wall and a settlement; visit a fair trade organization working with hundreds of area farmers and exporting internationally in Jenin.
Day 6: Travel to the Naqab/Negev to hear about the struggles of the people of this region; travel with a Nakbe survivor to the village he was expelled from in 1948; meet with advocates for internally displaced Palestinians.
Day 7: Tour a historically Palestinian city inside Israel where Palestinian citizens are trying to maintain their presence; meet with Israelis who work on issues related to those experienced on the trip.
Day 8: Break.
Day 9: Workshops with group members to consider how we can best apply what we learned on the trip in our home communities.