Visit an Israel You’ve Never Seen with the New Israel Fund
December 5-12, 2013
Explore the issues:
Go beyond the headlines to examine the realities of contemporary Israel. Meet the leaders of Israel’s dynamic social change movement. Learn about the challenges to Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. Investigate the issues and politics of religion, immigration, land use, women’s role in society, the environment, and other pressing civil and human rights challenges.
Learn about everyday life for Israelis living in the midst of challenging social, economic and political times.
Meet the players:
Meet grassroots activists, civil rights attorneys, Knesset members, academics, prominent jurists, journalist, writers, and artists – all of whom are shaping the social change movement in Israel today.
Stretch your mind:
Speak with people of diverse political and ideological views - Orthodox and secular, Jewish and Palestinian, liberal and conservative, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, recent immigrant and veteran Israeli.
See the country:
Visit the separation fence and see up close how it affects the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians. See what life is like for the Bedouin in the South, or in the mixed city of Haifa in the North. Celebrate Shabbat in an Israeli home. Enjoy a meal in an ancient home in Jaffa. Enjoy the beauty of the country while exploring its challenges and learning about its hope for the future.
Click here to see the itinerary from last year’s tour. A new, preliminary itinerary for the 2013 trip will be available over the summer.
For more information, please contact Karen Paul-Stern at
or (202) 513-7879. To register, please click here for a registration form.