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Israel Trip Diary

This blog post brought to you by Phil H… I participated from May 17-31 in an Israel/Palestine trip organized by Bob Pyne of St Norbert’s Peace & Justice Center in co-sponsorship with Mejdi Tours, which specializes in what they call “cultural immersion” tours. It was extremely well done, with guides who are committed to bi-partisan discussions between Israeli…

Blessed are the Peacemakers–MEJDI Tours for Christian Groups

For more information…. Interested in learning more about travel services for Christian groups? Curious to see some of our past Christian clients? Want to hear some testimonials from other Christian leaders? Ready to start planning your trip?

MEJDI Tours E-Brochure for High Schools

Here are some destinations where we can build custom experiential learning programs for you! Travel to Ireland for a Dual Narrative tour of Northern Ireland and learn about The Troubles from two perspectives; explore the history and language or take in Ireland with a focus on its literary past, perhaps you will uncover the secrets behind its…

MEJDI Tours E-Brochure for Universities

Our TED Talk: For more information…. Interested in learning more about our university travel services? Curious to see some of our university clients? Want to read some testimonials? Ready to start planning your field experience/study abroad?  

Rabbis Endorse MEJDI’s Bat Mitzvah Tours with Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall celebrated a major victory in April. For the first time ever, the organization read from a full size Torah at their monthly service at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem. For more than 25 years, Women of the Wall have been working to achieve the social and legal recognition of the…

Masada: An Ancient Fortress

Today’s blog post comes from Carmen, a traveler on our October 2014 National Geographic Expedition to the Holy Land…

Coffee in the Holy Land

But a cup of coffee here isn’t just a caffeine jolt. It is the signature gesture of hospitality and offered me, intentionally or not, a window onto people and places I wouldn’t have otherwise seen…

Lost in the Abu Dhabi Desert

Our next blog post comes from MEJDI co-founder, Aziz Abu Sarah.

“…This is how a Palestinian, an Egyptian, and a Pakistani got lost in the desert….”

The Israel-Palestine Lorde Diaries: Bus Jammin’

Globalization, that demon which I vowed to fight to the death when I was Lorde’s age… Now it manifested itself as a promise, at least here. There’s so much that separates us: language, religion, a concrete wall and how we drink coffee. Political dominance makes up the most pronounced difference: I have rights, Mayar and Husam practically don’t. I am a citizen, while they live under military rule. In order to defy the system that categorizes us so cruelly, that seeks to turn us into enemies for its own good, we must focus on what makes us alike, and here is what makes us alike: we can sing Royals.

A Spiritual Pilgrimage

Shortly after returning home, a friend asked me to name one memorable moment from the trip. I said, “Seriously? Just one?” If I said, “The Church of the Resurrection,” a member of our group could counter, “Not the Jordan River?’ If I said “the Garden of Gethsemane,” someone would say, “Not communion on the Mount of Beatitudes?” If I said, “Rami, the Jewish man who told how the death of his daughter propelled him into the holy work of peacemaking,” someone else might respond, “Not the dinner in the home of Aziz’s Palestinian family, and the story of his brother?” Feel free to ask any of our pilgrims about their ONE memorable moment. Good luck with that!