The Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information

 

Walk the Green Line

 

November 27-29, 2007

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Alban Biaussat

 

Help IPCRI mark the 60th Anniversary of the UN decision to divide Israel and Palestine

into two states, with the Green Line serving as the basis for the border between.

 

Walk. Learn. Add your voice to those calling for peace.

Two Ways You Can Help!

 

1. Walk With Us

 

Join us for three days of hiking along the green line. We will be walking important sections of the line,

visiting Palestinian and Israeli areas, meeting with politicians from both sides, NGOs and those working for peace.

The event is also a fundraiser, with all donations helping support the work of IPCRI.

 

 

2. Sponsor a Walker

 

Consider sponsoring someone to walk in your stead. Your donation to IPCRI will help

provide an opportunity for others to be involved in this important event. Find someone to sponsor, or let us connect you!

 

 

For more information see:

www.walkthegreenline.org

www.ipcri.org/donate.html

THE DRAFT PROGRAM

 

Day One: Tuesday,  November 27, 2007

 

 

06:00

Leaving Jerusalem for Mt. Gilboa – the most northern part of the Green Line. During the trip explanations will be given and material will be distributed.

 

 

08:30-09:30

Breakfast overlooking the Green line by Kibbutz Mairav overlooking the Palestinian village of Jalboun

 

 

09:30-12:30

Walking along the Green Line and the Separation Wall to the Palestinian village of Faqua

 

 

12:30-14:30

Lunch (if raining we will travel to Um el-Fahem; otherwise we will picnic in the forest by Mt. Barkan on the Gilboa

 

 

14:30-16:30

Walking on the Green Line by Mt. HaGiborim until Sandalah

 

 

Evening

Driving to hotel in Nazareth. Evening meeting with politicians.

 

 

Day Two: Wednesday, November 28, 2007

 

 

07:00-07:30

Hotel check-out, pack equipment in the bus, and breakfast

 

 

07:30-11:00

Driving to Uhm al-Fahem – if visibility is good, we will go to the Sheikh Eskander lookout. Otherwise, we will travel directly to the Um Recham Nature Reserve and walk to Barta'a.

 

 

11:00-11:30

Free time in the Barta'ah market

 

 

11:30-13:30

Lunch in the village and meeting the mayor.

 

 

13:30-14:00

Traveling to Baqa al-Gharbiyeh

 

 

14:00-15:30

Meeting with Israeli Jewish and Arab social justice NGO’s (Shatil)

 

 

15:30- 16:00

Walking along the Separation Wall between Baqa al-Gharbiyeh and Baqa al-Sharqiyeh

 

 

16:00-18:00

Traveling to Beilin and meeting with activists.

 

 

18:00-19:00

Traveling to Bethlehem hotel check-in

 

 

20:00

Dinner in a Bedouin tent – meeting with Palestinian politicians

 

 

Day Three: Wednesday, November 29, 2007

 

 

07:30-13:00

Hotel check-out. Walking from Batir to Wadi Fuqin  - meeting with residents of Wadi Fuqin and neighboring Tzur Hadassah

 

 

13:00-14:00

Lunch in Jerusalem – meeting with Jerusalem experts

 

 

14:00- 17.00

Traveling to Abu Dies – walking along the wall, meeting in Al Quds University with staff and students

 

 

18:00-20:00

Dinner and meeting with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists

 

 

20:30

Returning to the hotel in Bethlehem. Summary discussion and farewell

 

 

 

 

For questions, contact Martin:

[email protected]

SCENES FROM WALK THE GREEN LINE