2016 Olive Harvest Delegation

October 24 - November 6, 2016

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The 2016 Olive Harvest Delegation delegation focuses on the Palestinian olive harvest season and its deep cultural significance.

The purpose of this delegation - the 60th guided by Interfaith Peace-Builders since 2001 - is to educate North Americans about the region and deepen their understanding of its conflicts.

The delegation is sponsored by Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) and the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). FOR founded IFPB in 2001 and the partnership marks 15 years of IFPB's work in solidarity with the Palestinian movement for justice.

In addition to other themes, the delegation explores how Palestinian access to land and water is limited through illegal Israeli settlement infrastructure and Israeli military policy. Delegates are meeting with Palestinian groups and communities that continue to resist and organize for their rights, as well Israelis resisting militarization and working for peace with justice.

Interfaith Peace-Builders believes in the power of eye-witness experience and transformation. Given the opportunity to speak directly with Palestinians and Israelis, delegates return to the United States better informed, more energized, and with a deeper understanding of the possibilities for true justice in the Middle East.

Upon their return to the United States, delegates share their experiences with the public, the media, and their political representatives.


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Media interested in interviewing the participants and groups wanting information about speaking engagements should contact Interfaith Peace-Builders at media[a]ifpb.org or 415.240.4607.



Photos from the July 2016 Delegation on
Militarization and Paths to Justice

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