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New Generations Israel Trip 2011 - Tentative Itinerary

Tentative Itinerary

This is a preliminary itinerary and will develop as the trip becomes closer.


Monday: Welcome to Israel

  • Introduction to the New Israel Fund and Study Tour Orientation
  • Welcome dinner with Avraham Burg, former NIF board member

Tuesday: Issues facing Israel today

  • NIF and Shatil: Building Civil Society in a Time of Crisis with NIF Israel Director, Rachel Liel, and Shatil Director, Ronit Heyd
  • Guided tour of the Supreme Court
  • Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in Israel: Discussion with Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), NIF's flagship grantee
  • Pub night in East Jerusalem

Wednesday: Conflict and Human Rights

  • Tour of Hebron with Mikhael Manekin, Director of Breaking the Silence, NIF grantee
  • Conflict Transformation and Management Center workshop: With Michael Sternberg, Director of CTMC project, explore approaches to solving Israel's internal and external conflicts
  • Afternoon cultural tour
  • Dinner and free time in Jerusalem

Thursday: Social and Economic Equality

  • Promoting Equality: Tour and lunch with Busayna Dabit, coordinator of Shatil's Mixed Cities Project
  • Building a Model for the Ethiopian Community: Discussion with Friends by Nature, NIF grantee

Friday: Sustainability and Religious Pluralism

  • Developing a Model of Environmental Sustainability: Meeting with Amiad Lapidot, Director of Eretz Carmel, NIF grantee, site visit and lunch
  • Lunch and tour in Zichron Yaacov
  • Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat with Bina, Israel’s first secular yeshiva and NIF grantee

Saturday: Relaxing Shabbat in Tel Aviv

  • A Reporter’s Perspective on the Current Mood in Israel: Discussion with Israeli journalist 
  • Optional guided tour in Tel Aviv

Sunday:The Negev

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Populations in the Negev: with Sultan Abu Obaid, and Yaruna Ben Shalom Co-directors of Shatil's Be’er Sheva office
  • Tour of Sderot 

Monday: The Future of Change

  • Voices of the Future: Share the vision of young activists devoted to social justice and pluralism
  • Cultural tour in Tel Aviv 
  • Farewell Dinner

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