Perspectives

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Join us on a life-changing trip to explore Israel and the Palestinian territories to better understand Israelis and Palestinians. 

Hillel at Binghamton will bring 25 Binghamton University undergraduate student leaders together to learn about inter-group and interpersonal relations. Along the way, we will explore Israeli society, Palestinian society, and the challenges in the region. 

We seek dynamic undergraduate Binghamton student leaders of all backgrounds and perspectives to join our trip from May 24 - June 3, 2022. We will have special requirements for travel to ensure safe practices related to Covid-19, and all travelers must be fully vaccinated and have obtained a booster within 6 months of departure.

Some things we might see, learn, and do:

  • Explore the multi-ethnic, religious, and national diversity of the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Hear multiple narratives from a wide variety of speakers and guests, including religious, secular, Druze, Christian, Jewish-Israeli, Palestinian, and Muslim voices.

  • Learn about environmental issues in the Dead Sea Valley.

  • Walk the streets of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, for a Palestinian and Israeli perspective on this old & new city.

  • Tour the separation barrier/security wall between Israel and the West Bank.

  • Visit the Gazan, Syrian, and Lebanese borders to understand the regional context.

  • Hear from Palestinian leaders and locals.

  • Enjoy delicious cuisine, hike in the beautiful desert, and build community with a diverse group of fellow Binghamton student leaders.

Perspectives is a (nearly) free trip, including flights from an international New York airport, hotels, touring throughout the trip, and most meals. If you are offered a spot on the trip and you accept it, your only costs will be: a non-refundable $250 deposit; getting yourself to and from the airport; usually one meal per day; and, other personal incidentals.

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis through Feb 17th. You will be contacted if we would like to proceed with an interview. 

Space on the trip is extremely limited!


For questions, contact Jennifer Stone at stonej@binghamton.edu

Apply HERE