I have updated the listing of alternative travel opportunities for the Friends of Sabeel - North America (FOSNA) web site: http://www.fosna.org/conferences_and_trips/AlternativeTravelOpportunities.html
In a few days the FOSNA list will include a trip I'll be leading June 9-18 under the theme, "Listening in Love and Seeking Peace in the Holy Land." More details about that soon at this blog and at the web site of Group Travel in the Twin Cities: http://www.gtd.org/
FOSNA writes this note:
Alternative Travel Opportunities – updated January 4, 2008
Alternative travel in the Holy Land provides an added benefit to pilgrimage by connecting you with the Living Stones of Palestine who live under military occupation. Visit the holy Christian sites, worship in ancient Palestinian Christian churches, walk where Jesus walked and bear witness to the realities of occupation — military checkpoints, refugee camps, Israel’s Apartheid Wall, bypass roads, illegal settlements and more.
This Alternative Travel page is a service of Friends of Sabeel—North America. If you know of other trips coming up, please send details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Tourism Group in Beit Sahour, West Bank, has published Palestine & Palestinians: A Guidebook (ISBN No. 9950-319-011-3). It is a professionally produced and very attractive book of more than 400 pages that goes beyond the scope of other guides for travelers. Palestine & Palestinians: A Guidebook provides a very detailed history of the area, as well as information on the contemporary situation. The book is illustrated with color and black/ white photos and, of course, maps of all sorts. In fact, in quality, it equals any traditional guidebook. The book is around $30.
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