Things may still be politically unresolved, but at least a million tourists a year safely & happily visit the West Bank to explore the rich history & culture in places like Bethlehem, Nazareth, & Jericho (in Gaza there's less to see/do).

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'conflict tourism' in Palestine and elsewhere

These days we hear about a few Westerners (mostly young men) who have been going to Syria to…Continue

Started by Tripatini Nov 18, 2013.

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Comment by Sarah Irving on February 18, 2010 at 4:17am
To the resources list above, I'd add:
Alternative Tourism Group -
Code of Conduct for Travel in the Holy Land (for both travellers and tour operators) -
Tours in English (note: as well as its own tours, this site is convenient for booking day tours with ATG in that you can pay by credit card in advance, but it's cheaper to reserve by phone/email with ATG and pay in cash) -
Comment by Max Pesling on February 9, 2010 at 10:10pm
Interesting but ominous item I caught today. If you visit Palestine, all the more reason to stay away from demonstrations:

Israeli army raids Palestinian city, arrests foreign tourists
Feb 08, 2010

The Israeli army swept into Ramallah in the West Bank Sunday in a pre-dawn raid to arrest two Western tourists.

The women were seized from a Ramallah home where they were staying, after soldiers broke down the door. The two had taken part in protests against the Israeli barrier which has been constructed throughout the West Bank.

One of the women is from Australia, and the other from Spain.

They were named as Bridgette Chappell, of Australia and Ariadna Jove Marti of Spain.

Twenty soldiers armed with M16 rifles took part in the raid. They confiscated cameras, a computer, pro-Palestinian banners and ISM registration forms, according to Ryan Olander, of the United States who was also staying at the home."

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