Palestine Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by machomikemd
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by machomikemd
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by machomikemd

Palestine Off The Beaten Path

  • Go on an alternative tour through the...

    Travelling through Palestine and Israel, one may find it hard to get relatively unbiased information and figure out what is really going on on the ground of this conflict zone. In order to get an introduction to the area, that goes beyond, or deviates from the official Israeli narrative it's recommendable to go on a guided tour with one of the...

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  • Ecotourism in the West Bank

    In October 2010, the first "EcoCenter" in Palestine opened with the goal of alleviating the impact of water scarcity and environmental degradation on the village of Al Auja, 10km north of Jericho. Despite a serious blow to the (agricultural) economy in the past 7 years since the famous Auja spring has largely dried up (except for the winter...

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  • Come and experience an adventure in...

    Interested in volunteering or interning in Palestine? Take a look at www.pidev.org for internships and volunteering in the Bethlehem area. We do adventure education with children that includes hiking, climbing caving etc...

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  • Visit youth organisations!

    Travelling in Palestine you can not avoid noticing the involvement and wide knowledge of political issues the youth have. I think the word I heard more often then all other words in such settings was "democracy".. In the arab world there has been a tradition for kids to be seen and not heard. These youths know that their country and their people is...

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  • Visit TIPH

    If you want an update on the situation you can try to visit TIPH (Temporary International Presence in the city of Hebron).This is a civillian observer mission created to observe, not intervene in, the conflicts between settlers and Palestinians in Hebron. The purpose was to give the Palestinians a sense of security by having outsiders observe and...

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  • Volunteer with Holy Land Trust

    In Betlehem there is an organisation called "Holy Land Trust". They can offer volunteer work for anyone, you can work at a hospital, as a journalist, as a lawyer, in the refugee camps, in day care for children etc. You'll live with a palestinian host family and get to learn some arabic... I got to see some of their projects, and also worked for...

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  • If you ever get the chance - visit Gaza

    Gaza is such a small piece of land - and one of the most densly populated areas in the world. In the south, especially in Rafah, the inhabitants were hit hard by the Israeli army, and they have been bombed, killed, shot at and gotten their houses destroyed on a regular basis. Now after the disengagement and the removal of the settlers, there are no...

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  • Join a demonstration

    The medias like to portray the demonstrations made by the Palestinians as very violent and enormous. I suggest you join a peaceful demonstration and see what it is all about.We joined a demonstration in the north of Jenin, in a village where the "security fence" had seperated the village from 90% of their agricultural land, land they and their...

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  • in the old city...

    ... dont only hunt sights, but take yourself some time just to stroll through the labyrinth of roads and get the "old city feeling" Watch both Israeli and Palestinian people at their workplace, sit down in a remote cafe and have a big glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, have a few conversations with people, hear the sounds and smell the...

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  • A quiet part of the compounds

    There are some quiet corners within the premises of the Church. Anywhere outside the main part with the Cave will have less visitors. Here, the Roman Catholic chapel was a haven of peace after being crammed in the Cave.Sadly, the church was the scene of a mjor hostage crisis recently. It is sad to see such terrible acts being commited in a place of...

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  • Old Greek Monastery

    About 3 Km from Jericho town, perched on a rocky hill at an elevation of about 350 m, there is an old greek monastery that's worth a visit. You have to walk or to find a lift.

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  • Dead Sea mud contains sulphur,...

    Dead Sea mud contains sulphur, zinc oxide and magnesium carbonate, which are considered to be very good for the skin and the sea's warm waters are beneficial for arthritis sufferers and for those with circulatory problems.

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  • Village boys

    My friends and I drove into this little village in the mountains, and were welcomed by these wonderful children. They willingly posed for my camera, and this encounter is one of my finest memories.

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  • Controversy!

    Actually, when people DO visit Palestine (in this context I'm referring to the West Bank and Gaza) they cannot avoid the sight of illegal (according to international law) Israeli settlements. Those visiting Israel are more likely to miss them - unless they're actually visiting the settlements themselves of course. Personally, I think the continued...

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  • Everybody was dreaming,...

    Everybody was dreaming, hopefully after waking up from sleep, the frog will turns to swan but I think this will never happen.

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  • Bathers will discover that it...

    Bathers will discover that it is impossible to sink in the thick, briny water, which is four times as salty as regular sea water.

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