The Olive Picking Program is organized each fall for 10 days, in coordination with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG).
This Olive Picking Program aims to provide assistance and a protective civil international presence for Palestinian families to help them overcome the restrictions imposed by the Israeli military occupation and settlers during the olive harvest season.
In addition to their picking activities the participants developed a social, cultural, political, historic and religious understanding of the region, witnessed life under occupation, and shared advocacy ideas and tools.
10th (arrival) – 19th (departure) October 2015
West Bank, Palestine
A program for Civil International Solidarity with Palestinians
The JAI together with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) are organizing the 12th annual Olive Picking Program of 2015. This agricultural event is of special significance to the Palestinian economy when all energies and efforts are mobilized.
Besides olive picking, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall, tours in the old city of Jerusalem, Hebron, and Bethlehem, in addition to evening sessions, cultural event and social gatherings.
The cost of the program including accommodation in a double room, meals, guides, local transportation and other relevant expenses is $700. Requesting a single room at the hotel would cost the participant $200 Extra. Any extra night(s) accommodation (before the night of the 10th/11th of October, or after the night of the 18th/19th of October 2015) is beyond the scope of the program and the participant has to pay extra for.
Accommodation can be arranged at a hotel or with a local family.
A tour guide will be present with the group at all times for facilitation purposes.
Travel from and to the airport is NOT included in the cost but can be arranged for groups (350 per person for each drive).
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