OktoberFest 2008

Scheduled Day-Tours

Every Monday:

Greater Jerusalem

Every Tuesday:


Taybeh Brewery

Every Wednesday:


Walaje Walking Tour

Every Thursday:

Hebron & Bethlehem

Ramallah Walking Tour

Every Friday:

Central West Bank

Every Saturday:

Back Roads to Ramallah

Other Day-Tours

Private tours for any of the published itineraries, or a custom tour, can be scheduled at any time with airport pick-up, flexible itineraries, hotel bookings, and personal service.
Custom itineraries can include visits with Palestinian NGOs, villagers, settlers, and activists. Private tour inquiries

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October 2008

Taybeh OktoberFest a Great Success

The Taybeh OktoberFest was a great success with thousands of people attending the festivities. The guests included officials from the Palestinian Authority, the United Nations, and diplomats from various embassies.
Palestinians came from all over the West Bank and Israel, and a large contingent of Israelis came on the ToursInEnglish.com bus from Tel Aviv. This was truly a great showcase of Palestinian goodwill, hospitality, arts & crafts and coexistence at its best. The municipal hall was packed for the opening ceremonies, with standing room only and many people left outside. No-one minded because the beer was flowing and good humor prevailed. more

New Tour - Jerusalem Old City

Old City Alternative TourThe tour will emphasis the centrality of the Old City of Jerusalem to the three monotheistic religions and visit some of the visible icons of the Israeli Occupation. This includes existing and future Jewish settlements in the Muristan (Christian Quarter) and Muslim Quarter, with discussion of their background and implications.
Homes in the Old City are purchased by the settlement organization, Ateret Cohanim, and populated by young, often radical national religious seminary students . . . More information

New Tour - Jenin & Nablus

BalataRefugeeCampJeninDue the trip to Jenin from Jerusalem passes Nablus, it was decided to include a few hours in Nablus en-route. This allows participants to gain a good overview of the situation in both cities. The tour begins with a briefing and includes visits to the Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus and the Refugee Camp in Jenin.
The tour also includes a visit to the Old City of Nablus, the archeological site of Sebastia, and the Freedom Theatre in Jenin. More information

Tour Guide Profile

Yahav Zohar

Yahav Zohar Tour GuideYahav Zohar was born in Jerusalem and has lived there all his life. He has been a journalist and a translator and is currently a professional tour guide, guiding throughout Israel and in Jordan. Yahav also volunteers with Rabbis for Human Rights (though not a rabbi) is a member of Combatants For Peace (though never a combatant) and tries to spend at least one day a week working towards a just peace and an end to the Israeli Occupation.

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North America Speaking Tour

November 28th - December 8th, 2008

George Rishmawi Fred SchlomkaFred Schlomka
These two social entrepreneurs, a Palestinian and an Israeli, are veteran political activists and work in the alternative tourism sector. George and Fred will take you on an exploration of what it means to be a progressive entrepreneur in Israel and Palestine, and the value conflicts, political contradictions, and moral dilemmas that surface on a regular basis. Their presentation will cover tourism in Palestine, the principals of doing business across the Green Line, issues of normalization, boycott, and healthy economic development.
Dates are still available. if your organization would like to sponsor a speaking engagement contact the Tour Coordinator :

American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights (AAPER).

More information | Download a flyer.

For bookings contact: speakers@aaper.org Tel: (202) 683-8438

Message from the Director - announcing 2009 package tours

Planning is now underway for several package tours for 2009 for the Spring, Summer and Autumn. These will be all-inclusive 8-10 day trips for small groups of 12-15 people. Individuals will be able to reserve places on these tours and the groups will come together in israel/Palestine. The package tours will include many of the day-tours described on the website, plus much more. There will be briefings by activists and organizations, and meetings with Palestinian officials, villagers, settlers, 'ordinary' Israelis', and ongoing round table discussions to try and make sense of the complexity of Israel's Occupation.
The tours will also include flight arrangements, staying in unique Palestinian hotels and family homes, and will have my personal attention. Those of you interested in joining one of these trips please contact me soon. Pass this information on to friends and colleagues. The dates of the trips, and full itineraries will be available in November.

All the best,

Fred Schlomka

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