Iliff School of Theology Israel/Palestine Immersion Trip

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Tour Dates:

November 29 | 2022

2,995 USD*

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For thousands of years, a variety of people and groups have lived in—and contested—the land and regions of Israel/Palestine. To gain a better understanding of this land and its peoples, Professors Mark George and Pamela Eisenbaum are conducting an 11 day tour to Israel/Palestine as an immersion course. With the expert help of Mejdi Tours, the immersion course considers Israel/Palestine through a combination of past and present. Drawing on their expertise, Professors Eisenbaum and George guide participants through the study of ancient Israel, the time of Jesus and the early church, rabbinic Judaism, and the Crusader period. Such study lays the ground work for conversations with representatives from various groups as they speak to the modern Israeli-Palestinian conflict, since the past continually informs and affects the present. The experience in Israel/Palestine is enhanced by Mejdi’s dual narrative tour model: some days include two local guides, one Israeli and one Palestinian.

Registration Deadline: September 29, 2022

*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available

Optional Post-Trip Extension to Jordan (December 9 - 12, 2022)

There is an optional Post-Trip extension tour to Jordan being offered following this tour. For detailed information and pricing, check out the post-trip extension tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Explore the wild beauty of the Arabian Peninsula with an add-on to Petra, Wadi Rum, and Jerash. The perfect combination of relaxation, education, and adventure, with only a few extra days you can:

● Experience traditional Arabian desert life in the valleys of Wadi Rum. Share coffee with bedouins, see camels in their natural habitat, and view rock inscriptions (ancient and modern) left by local tribes.

● Explore the ancient Nabatean city of Petra! Walk through wind-swept sandstone valleys with stunning rock striations, and discover the echoing chambers of ancient tombs. The more adventurous can ride a horse or a donkey through the valleys of this the famous “Indiana Jones” filming site.

10 nights’ accommodation (double occupancy) at the locations listed in itinerary, or similar hotels as necessary
1 MEJDI-Trained Guide for 7 days
2 MEJDI-Trained Guides in Dialogue for 2 days
Meals as listed in itinerary where B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners
Entrances, sites, and honoraria for speakers
Audio headsets if group is 20 or more total participants
Customary tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff
Dedicated pre-trip customer service and on-ground support
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International Airfare
Single Supplement: $820 for length of tour (as available)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Bottled water (tap water safe in most of Israel-Palestine; reusable water bottles encouraged)
Transportation outside of group itinerary
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.


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