Please Come with Brit Tzedek to Israel
By Diane M. Cantor, Executive Director

It is time to pack your suitcase and join Brit Tzedek on a very special trip to Israel in January 2008 to meet with policymakers and peace activists to see firsthand what is happening on the ground.  Whether you have made many past visits or if this will be your first time, the Meretz USA Israel Symposium, co-sponsored by Brit Tzedek v’Shalom and Meretz USA, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reinvigorate your activism for peace.

It’s Not For Everyone:  But It Is Perfect for Those Seeking the Seeds of Peace
Act Fast:  Only Fourteen Slots Remain for Brit Tzedek Activists:  So Take One!

One of them is Already Reserved for Own Incoming President Steve Masters

The Symposium is a highly-packed week in which we will have personal meetings with members of Knesset representing many parties, spend a day in Ramallah meeting with top Palestinian leaders, visit settlement leaders in the West Bank,  spend time with a variety of peace activists including Peace Now, the Geneva Initiative, Breaking the Silence, All for Peace, Moussawa,  Women in Black and much more.  We will take the B’Telem Jerusalem Envelope Tour and will have the exciting opportunity to interview the interviewers when we meet with journalists such as Akiva Eldar, Zvi Barel, Amira Hass and Danny Rubenstein.  You will really need to be rested before you set out, with so much to do in the company of others just like you, who dedicate their time and energy to the pursuit of peace.  This is a wonderful way to renew yourself  and come back to your community with stories, pictures,  and firsthand accounts.

Mark Your Calendar:  January 12th—19th:  It’s A Remarkable Journey in One Week
Please peruse the brochure for details and consider whether you want to expand your trip with an add-on to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  You will be able to have an audience with His Royal Highness King Abdullah and Jordanian journalists and academicians.  Enjoy a special excursion to Petra or Jerash.

Don’t Miss the Chance to Be Present for This Pilot Partnership Between Brit Tzedek and Meretz:  Enjoy an Outstanding Value
For years, Brit Tzedek has had requests from volunteers and leaders seeking affordable ways to experience Israel, not as a sight-seeing trip, but  to explore the challenges Israel is facing and to gain inspiration and motivation both from the  activism for peace brought about by Israelis and Palestinians.  We are delighted to join with Meretz USA and hope it will be the catalyst for an expanded dimension of Brit Tzedek’s work: Tours for Peace.  You have the opportunity to participate in the very first one.

Why Now:  Why Should I Go?
With the International Peace Conference anticipated to take place in Annapolis in December, all eyes will be focused on the deliberations of Israel and her Arab neighbors.  The world will be watching the outcomes of the conference carefully, hoping for steps taken to achieve solutions to final status issues.  Attending the Symposium will be the ideal way to connect yourself firsthand to the people and places and the decisions which must be made to achieve a lasting resolution to the conflict.

Who Should Go?
We know that diversity, economy, quality, and access to decision-makers, is vital to you.  You are volunteers, activists, generous donors, philanthropists, religious leaders, concerned pioneers for social justice and leaders of your communities.  And this trip is dedicated to the issue and the insightful exploration you value.  We regret that only 14 places remain.  Please make one of them your own. 

How Much Does It Cost?
$1700 per person, double occupancy; $2100 per person, single occupancy
Israel land package includes: seven nights at a four-star hotel in Jerusalem; three meals a day; transportation within Israel. Approximately $1000 additional costs for trip to Jordan.

Join Brit Tzedek in Israel:  Join Brit Tzedek in Walking the Path to Peace.

Please Make your Reservation Using this Form or Call: MeretzUSA at (212) 242-4500. 

All deposits are due by November 16, and all deposits are fully refundable until December 14, 2007.

Trip Brochure

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