I have written to you in past years to alert you to Americans for Peace Now’s annual Israel study
tour, which I lead. These tours focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and efforts to resolve it, and examine
Israel’s security and diplomatic challenges, as well as the situation on the Palestinian side.
This year’s tour is different. For one thing, it takes place earlier than the usual – April 25 to April 30 – which means that time for registration is short.
The timing of this year’s tour gives us a unique opportunity to observe Israeli society right after general elections, as a new government coalition takes shape, and with it new policies – for better or worse. By the time we start our tour, five weeks after the March 17 general elections, we should expect a government coalition to have been formed and maybe even sworn in. Considering the importance of these elections, and regardless of their results, the period following the elections will be pivotal for Israel’s future as is the ever-revolving Middle Eastern regional kaleidoscope.
This year’s tour is different in another way. This year, our home-base will be Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem. This change will enable us to introduce new programming, including new content and tour destinations both in Israel and in the West Bank that have not been included in the past. While we do repeat some of our core programming every year, we can promise you that if you have joined one of our tours in the past, this year’s tour will have a lot of new and different content, and a very different ambiance.
Here are our 2015 Study Tour Prices:
- Single occupancy room: $3,895
- Double occupancy room: $3,595 per person
These Include hotel accommodations at the Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv, and all ground transportation and meals (there is
usually one free evening for you to make your own dinner plans).
If you are interested, please register now. By sending us your $500 deposit, you will lock in your participation.
See you in Israel,
Prof. Mark Rosenblum,
Founder, Americans for Peace Now