Thursday, March 3, 2011

Summer 2011 Delegation!

The Health and Human Rights Project (HaHRP) announces its next delegation to Israel/Palestine and we encourage all who are interested to apply by March 15, 2011!


Approximately 15 people interested in traveling, meeting, and/or working in Palestine for two weeks and in bringing their experiences home to work for justice in their own communities.


A 2-week program organized with Hannah Mermelstein and Lubna Alzaroo, during which we will meet with Palestinian community leaders, activists, doctors, lawyers, farmers, families and more. During the first week, we will be traveling in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and inside Israel, deepening our understanding of Israeli apartheid in all of these areas through meetings with Palestinian and Israeli people. While we are unable to travel in Gaza as a group, we will attempt to have contact with colleagues there through video conference. During the second week, participants will have the opportunity to work directly with community organizations according to their skills and the needs of the local population.


* June 24 - July 10, 2011 (includes travel time)


We started the project 8 years ago, organizing yearly delegations to lend our support and expertise in the medical field, document facts on the ground, and work in coalition with Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society. Over the years we have broadened our scope to include meeting and working with Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists and participating in international solidarity work with Palestinian people and organizations. We have been asked to join in Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance on the ground; to witness daily life under occupation and share our experiences with our own communities; to participate in the growing global movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel; and to amplify Palestinian voices in the West, where they have historically been silenced. We hope to develop relationships with people on the ground, and in so doing, to strengthen our work in our own communities.


Please write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request an application. Applications are due March 15, 2011. Acceptance is on a rolling basis.


* All accepted participants will pay a $300 non-refundable registration fee. This fee will go towards funding for the trip organizers and materials.
* Upon arrival, participants in the first week of travel will pay $750. This covers all lodging, transportation, food, and tours for the week. For the second week, we will split costs amongst the group as we go. Since we will be traveling less, we estimate costs for the second week to be approximately $300.
* You are responsible for your own airfare, which may range from $1,000-$1,500 round trip.

Delegation members are encouraged to fundraise before and after their trip, both for their own expenses if needed, and to help fund HaHRP.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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