Download Maps outlining the political geography of the region.
View or downloadthis map of Jerusalem's Old City, including locations of settler homes.
Jerusalem & West Bank
• 3 Days in a Village- Be embedded in a Palestinian village. Meet farmers, learn about the issues. • 4 Days - Stay with a family in Bethlehem. visit 4 cities in the West Bank. • 7 Days - Combination of village and family home-stay with touring to cities. • 10 days - Village experience, plus touring 4 cities, plus 3 days volunteer work in village.
Jordan • 2 Days - Petra-Madaba • 3 Days - Petra, Madaba & Amman
A STATEMENT FROM THE GREEN OLIVE TEAM
Since last week the already desperate situation in Gaza has deteriorated considerably. While we acknowledge and share the anxiety and suffering of Israeli citizens, especially those living in the South, we maintain that the government's use of disproportionate force cannot pacify the situation in Israel's South, but instead only fuels the cycle of violence, which in turn will further endanger the well-being of people on both sides.
While condemning the killing of civilians on both sides, we insist that it is Israel's responsibility to relieve the population of Gaza by ending the blockade and eventually the occupation. For the sake of both Palestinians and Israeli Jews, we demand an end to all forms of violence, including the structural violence of discriminatory policies towards the Palestinian population as a whole.
As we get closer to the 'Holiday Season' we start to think of gifts for family and friends. Please take a moment to consider the needs of the least among us in Palestine/Israel.
Green Olive Tours works closely with several underserved and oppressed communities and we now ask your help to make some lives a little brighter. Three projects have been selected this year:
Gifts4Giving is a Bethlehem-based project run by Yamen, one of our guides. Green Olive Tour participants distribute toys to children in refugee camps.
A Children's Playground is desperately needed at the Women's Center of Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus so the kids have activities while their mothers are attending a class. Our weekly Nablus tour visits the camp.
Computers and textbooks are needed for the new Education Center at the Al Noor (the Light) Mosque in the Bedouin town of Kseifa in the Negev Desert. The Bedouin are at the very bottom of the socio-economic ladder in Palestine/Israel. Our Saturday tour visits the Mosque.
In this review, Zohar has both criticism and praise for the novel, but describes it as not the best Khalifeh book he's read, calling it "far from perfect".
He goes on to write:
"For those who experienced the destruction of the West Bank only on television, where Palestinians were terrorists or collateral damage, faceless, nameless killers and casualties, ‘The End of Spring’ may act as eye-opener."