From April, 27th to May, 5th, a hundred of JCall’s members coming from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Nederland and Switzerland will travel on the roads of Israel and the Palestinians territories.
This first trip organized by JCall in Israel and in the Palestinian territories aims at reaching several objectives:
– Discover together the different components of the conflict by meeting several politics and people involved in actions to solve it, from both Israeli and Palestinian societies.
– Better inform the Israeli society on JCall’s commitments and motivations
– Enable the representatives of different JCall European groups to meet and to better know each other.
The program of each day of this trip is built focusing on one or several topics. All of them aim at presenting one aspect of the situation. Together they enable to have a more complete view of the situation. The next table gives a non-exhaustive outlook of these topics.
|The issues of security – the situation of the development cities in the South of the country – the consequences of the conflict on both societies: dehumanization process of the Other
|The situation of the Arab Israelis – the situation in the “Triangle” region (where lie a lot of Israeli Arab cities and villages) – the outline of the “Security Fence” or “Separation Wall” and its consequences for the neighboring Israeli and Palestinian populations.
|The situation of the Palestinian Authority in the territories under its control
|Meeting with political representatives and settlers
|The political issues on Jerusalem, inside the city and its outskirt: the different outlines of the frontier – the Israeli projects and their consequences – Objectives and consequences of archeological digging in and around the Old City
|The Jewish implantations in the West Bank and the “settlers”
|Day off and conclusion on the trip in the evening
During a week we will travel from Sderot to Nazareth and from Tel Aviv to Ramallah passing by Jerusalem and Bethleem. Every day we will try to report our visits and meetings in this heading.
Follow us by reading our travel journal.