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WHAT should visit Palestinian sites


From: Cape Cod Times

Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 3:01 AM

I have been to Israel/Palestine four times and was very distressed to read that the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre is sponsoring a trip to Israel that glorifies the founding of Israel and its accomplishments without acknowledging the culture of the Palestinian people and the human rights abuses to which they are subjected by the Israeli occupation.

Some suggestions for the tour:

  • Point out the black cisterns on Palestinian roofs for collecting water while illegal Israeli settlements enjoy swimming pools. Israel controls the water and restricts access to Palestinians, both for farming and in their homes.

  • Visit the Tent of Nations, a peace-building educational and environmental family farm of the Nassar family that builds bridges between people of different cultures.

  • Visit the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev that is home to 220 Palestinian citizens of Israel. They are denied basic services, and the village has been demolished 110 times since 2010.

  • Visit the Palestine Museum of Natural History affiliated with Bethlehem University.

  • Visit an Al Kamandjâti music school, founded by renowned Palestinian violist Ramzi Aburedwan.

    I hope the theater will reconsider and look for a tour that presents a realistic picture of Israel/Palestine.

    Elaine Brouillard

    West Hyannisport
Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine