An opportunity to learn about the situation for Palestinians living under occupation
Are you a young, politically active Labour party member who wants to see the Palestine-Israel conflict first-hand and understand the issues involved? If so, this opportunity for a fully-funded visit to East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank with Travel2Palestine could be for you. There are two opportunities available.
If selected you will be part of a small group that will:
- See the wall, go through a checkpoint, talk to Palestinians and Israelis
- Visit Jerusalem, Ramallah and Hebron
- Meet Palestinians in villages affected by home demolition and nearby Israeli settlements
- Explore the existing challenges and the future with politicians and activists
You must be: aged between 18-30, a Labour Party member, and be prepared to commit to sharing your experiences by giving at least 3 talks to local groups and writing a blog about your visit on your return. You must oppose discrimination and racism. Your talks and blog must conform to Travel2Palestine guidelines.
The closing date was Friday 5 April 2019
Applications for places for this year are now closed. We will shortly be in touch with shortlisted and unsuccessful candidates. Good luck to all those who applied!
We will soon advise on dates for Skype/Whatsapp interview in April and May.
The successful candidates must be available to travel on one of the dates of the visits:
1 September for 5 days minimum
17 November for 5 days minimum
These opportunities are funded by the Richard Green Bursary Fund for educational visits in memory of Richard Green. Richard contributed an enormous amount to the Labour family, both in his work for Labour politicians and later for the Labour Party.
About Richard Green
Richard’s family and friends have raised funds for two young people to travel to the West Bank in 2019 with more visits to follow.
Richard’s family chose Travel2Palestine because Richard (or Rich or Ric as many of his friends knew him) went on a Travel2Palestine visit in 2013.
This is what Richard had to say about the experience:
“Overall it was an extraordinary trip, with a fantastic mix of history, moving personal stories and seeing a beautiful country. While I think most people know about ‘the wall’ what consistently shocked me was just how systematic the oppression of the Palestinians was, both in East Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank. And despite that, the fact that pretty much universally all the Palestinians we spoke to still framed their struggle in universal terms (‘we just want our children to have the same chances as anyone else’) gives me a lot of hope.”
Travel2Palestine organises small, expert-led, group visits to Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank. Our aim is to help educate and inform people who are politically engaged on the situation in Israel and Palestine.
We started Travel2Palestine in 2011 to give people an opportunity to travel around Palestine in a way that would be extremely difficult to do as a lone traveller. We have taken more than 450 people to see the occupation and conflict for themselves.