Under Covid restrictions this is not possible, but look out for organised tours which cover more than just the tourist destinations.
Alternatively, you could consider a virtual tour, such as:
Or watch a webinar, such as:
ICAHD (The Israeli Commission Against House Demolitions) Forthcoming Webinars – ICAHD
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Express your opposition to the annexation of Israel/Palestine.
Ask them to take action to urge the Government to: stop the annexation; take action to call the Israeli Government to account if the annexation takes place; end the occupation of Palestine and the siege on Gaza.
Ask leaders of religious groups to:
- express solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis who oppose annexation, occupation and the blockade of Gaza
- speak out in opposition to the theft of Palestinian land for new settlements
- check that funds are invested ethically and do not harm Palestinians.
Find more details on the links below:
Ask your broker to ensure that companies which support the Israeli occupation and the associated human rights violations are excluded from your investment portfolio. Companies who do this include those who operate in illegal Israeli settlements and companies who manufacture and supply equipment or provide services which support the occupation of Palestine.
Remember even individuals can invest ethically by ensuring that your pension, or other elements of your investment portfolio, are invested with an ethical investment broker.
NB Last year the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) launched research exposing how Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds in England and Wales have invested at least £3.2 billion in companies involved in the illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine, and the violation of Palestinian human rights.
See our links page for organisations, but good places to look are:
- B’Tselem The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the occupied territories.
Human Rights Watch which investigates and reports on abuses around the world:
Since the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in 1967, Palestinian farmers have lost hundreds of thousands of olive trees.
Trees planted and cared for by generations of the same family have been destroyed or uprooted as Israeli settlers seek to claim Palestinian land as their own.
You can sponsor the planting of an olive tree for £15:
A sponsored olive tree could be a gift to someone you know and it will help support the livelihood of a Palestinian family and bring them hope.
BDS is a movement for freedom, justice and equality.
Israel is occupying and colonising Palestinian land, discriminating against Palestinian citizens of Israel and denying Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes.
Inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement, the BDS call urges action to pressure Israel to comply with international law.
Do you know where your avocado comes from? Or your peppers? Israeli fruit and vegetables are grown on occupied land. Perhaps you could refuse to buy products from Israel?
It may not seem like a positive act but for billions of believers around the world, prayer is the most powerful weapon.
Organise an interfaith prayer and invite people from all religions and backgrounds.
Join The Sabeel Wave of Prayer ministry which enables local and international prayer on a weekly basis. It is sent from Jerusalem.
Pray not just for Palestine, but for all the poor and oppressed.