What is Extend?
Extend programs feature internationally recognized Palestinian and Israeli leaders in politics, business, civil society, and human rights advocacy. Specific itineraries change, but each program includes:
Palestinian leaders in the civil disobedience movement
Including internationally celebrated activists such as Iyad Burnat (5 Broken Cameras) and Issa Amro (UN Human Rights Defender of the Year)
Israeli Civil Society
Conversations with leaders in human rights protection, media, and the arts. Extend programs regularly meet Breaking the Silence, B'Tselem, Haaretz, +972, and others.
A holistic perspective of Jerusalem: East and West
Meetings with experts who have briefed President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, and leaders from around the world.
Palestinian Citizens of Israel
Meaningful exchange with Israel's religious and racial minorities, who make up more than one-fifth of all citizens.
Extend strives to expose students to a wide range of voices. By understanding a broader range of perspective in Israel-Palestine, participants can become more effective advocates for change.
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.
Extend participants have been leaders in J Street U, If Not Now, Open Hillel, and many other advocacy organizations working toward a better future for all Israelis and Palestinians.