The two sides of the Holy Land

Tour guides from varying backgrounds lead tours for MEJDI.

Lauren Gelfond Feldinger writes about MEJDI’s focus on touring the Middle East from multiple perspectives.

For developing this dual-narrative tour model in Israel and the West Bank, Abu Sarah was honored by the National Geographic company last year. Mejdi has since attracted a wide range of participants on its tours, ranging from clergy in training, evangelical Christians, and Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist synagogue groups, to AIPAC lobbyists and members of the hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas. The success inspired Mejdi to also organize multi-narrative tours in other countries suffering sectoral division, such as Turkey and Egypt.

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