Ir Amim’s study tours provide ground-level exposure to East Jerusalem, creating a platform for critically assessing the notion of Jerusalem as the “eternal, undivided capital of Israel” and understanding the city’s fundamental role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The tour route runs through East Jerusalem neighborhoods and utilizes key observation points to provide context for understanding how developing facts on the ground impact the future of a secure, democratic Israeli state. Participants learn about the formation of the city’s borders, the impacts of building and construction and other policies influencing both daily life in the city and its political future: socio-economic disparities between east and west Jerusalem; security, political and humanitarian consequences of the Separation Barrier; and the geo-political ramifications of settlement building, road construction, national parks and touristic settlement.
The meeting point is at the parking lot of Gan Hapa'amon in Jerusalem. The tour starts at 9:30 and lasts about four hours (via bus, with stops at observation points). Tour participation requires advance registration (enter details on the left and click on “Save Registration” to register) and is free of charge. Participation is restricted to ages 18 and above. It is recommended to bring water, food and a sun hat.
In the event that you cannot make it to the tour please inform us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 13:30