20 March 2018
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Apply by 8 April for the Nakba Day Delegation
Come to Palestine with Christian Peacemaker Teams to observe
Nakba Day 2018! Seventy years after
Zionist forces drove out Palestinian inhabitants from their homes, the Israeli
state—whose prime Minister is currently embroiled in multiple corruption
scandals—continues to dispossess Palestinians of their lands and livelihoods in
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Nevertheless, Palestinian and Israeli
nonviolence activists remain steadfast, building a nonviolence movement of hope
and resilience. CPT delegation members will gain a perspective on how ongoing
issues affect daily life, and will experience the power of Palestinian and
Israeli citizens overcoming what seem to many to be permanent obstacles.
will meet with Palestinian and Israeli human rights representatives and peace
workers in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. They will visit Palestinian families whose
homes and livelihoods are threatened by expanding Israeli settlements. They
will travel to the city of Al Khalil (Hebron) and the village of At-Tuwani in
the South Hebron Hills and experience firsthand CPT’s work alongside Israeli
and Palestinian partners. They will challenge the structural violence of the
Occupation through nonviolent public witness.
should be prepared for some physical rigors, such as hiking in rough, extremely
hilly terrain, heat in the summer and damp cold in the winter, and generally
FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $3500 USD, which includes round-trip
airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city. Those planning to travel from
other countries, contact the CPT office for more information.