Americans for Peace Now Israel Study Tour
September 6 – September 11, 2014
Several themes dominated our meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials, journalists, and activists. This report explores themes that came up in our meetings, and provides highlights from meetings that were not off the record. It also provides some information about things that the tour participants saw.
We came to Israel right after a very difficult summer. The summer began with the tragic kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenage yeshiva students and then the murder of a Palestinian teen, immediately followed by the war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas. We arrived shortly after the declaration of a ceasefire.