What is Extend?
Extend Tours offers trips in the West Bank that provide educational programming and interactive exposure to multiple narratives of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. Itineraries change due to current events, but each tour includes:
Conversations with Palestinian leaders in the non-violent civil disobedience movement
Conversations with activists from Israeli civil society
A holistic perspective of Jerusalem: East and West
Learning about the role of settlements
Extend strives to expose students to a wide range of perspectives and voices. Our tours equip participants to engage with the multiple conflicts that define the region by providing balanced and open-ended introductions to a diverse array of people affected by the conflict.
Each tour spends time speaking with Palestinians, former IDF soldiers, members of international NGOs operating in the West Bank, Israeli settlers, and Israeli and Palestinian activists, academics, politicians, and business leaders.
Extend tours are designed to uncover and confront the difficult questions that surround the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are committed to fostering respectful and inclusive conversation among participants from all backgrounds.
Ultimately, we hope to foster a vocal constituency of American Jews who are committed to finding solutions to the conflict. Extend programming aims to equip young people with ways to think about alternative futures in Israel and Palestine.