West Bank

Restricted Movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Beit Jala Prayer Protest

Palestinians meet for Prayer during a protest against the building of the Wall

Palestinians hold a Catholic mass as a weekly nonviolent witness against the Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Beit Jala, September 7, 2012. If completed as planned, the wall would cut off the Cremisan monastery from the Beit Jala community, blocking access to one of the Bethlehem area's last remaining green spaces, and a source of employment for area residents.

The Jerusalem Wall

The Wall around Jerusalem

The Separation Wall snaking around occupied East Jerusalem and separating it from the rest of the West Bank. 

At the Bethlehem Checkpoint

Two women talk with entering the checkpoint between Bethelehm and Jerusalem.

Two women stop to talk while walking through a long encaged walkway at the entrance to the checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. 

Control of Palestinian movement has been a feature of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territory since its inception in 1967.  However, over the last 14 years the draconian system of movement controls used by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory has become increasingly institutionalized and restrictive.  The permit system put in place in the early 1990s which requires that all Palestinians obtain military issued permits to move between the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem or to travel abroad is now complemented by a permanent system of roadblocks, gates, checkpoin

TODAY'S REALITIES & TOMORROW'S LEADERS: Delegation to Palestine and Israel

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, August 23, 2013 - 8:00am

This delegation will explore current realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians, including settlements, the occupation, and the peace process—by learning directly from those living there. We will also explore issues relevant to young people in the region, including efforts to educate and empower future generations working towards a just resolution to the conflict. Our itinerary will feature meetings with leaders of civil society groups, grassroots organizers, Palestinian and Israeli youth, religious leaders and more. 

August 2013 Interfaith Peacebuilders Delegation Flyer

TRAVEL TO PALESTINE/ISRAEL WITH INTERFAITH PEACE-BUILDERS AND AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
This delegation will explore current realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians, including settlements, the occupation, and the peace
process—by learning directly from those living there. We will also explore issues relevant to young people in the region, including
efforts to educate and empower future generations working towards a just resolution to the conflict. Our itinerary will feature meetings

We Will Live as We Desire

More than 900 youth join AFSC’s Quaker Palestine Youth Program's annual celebration.

Film and Discussion: Budrus

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 4:00pm - Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 6:45pm

Budrus film

Budrus film

Special Jury Mention, Tribeca Film Festival; grant awardee, Foundation for Jewish Culture

2009 award winner.  Producer Ronit Avni in person at both showings: July 28 at SF Castro and August 1 at Roda Theatre in Berkeley.  Tickets $11 matinee, $12 general. 

ALSO: Thursday, July 29, 11:30 am at Castro, discussion (free to public): "Is Dialogue Possible?  How Films Help us Talk about Israel (...or not)"

Budrus film

Budrus film

Special Jury Mention, Tribeca Film Festival; grant awardee, Foundation for Jewish Culture

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