Join us in exploring the complexities of life and history in Israel and Palestine.
The Middle East is associated with age-old conflict. Yet it’s also home to leaders who are healing divides with tenacity and compassion, amidst a cultural landscape of incredible richness and diversity.
We’ll spend six days in the company of religious and secular Israelis and Palestinians – entrepreneurs, academics, community leaders, artists, political figures and diplomats.
We’ll seek to understand the history of this land and its people, and the state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today. We’ll also explore the reality of daily life within each society.
This is a chance to challenge our preconceptions about others – and ourselves – and consider the subtle complexities of identity and connection.
History and conflict
We’ll examine the intricate balancing act between Israel and Palestine, their neighbours and the broader international community. This is a story of deeply rooted beliefs, shifting geopolitical allegiances, intangibles and absolutes.
What’s the interplay between alienation and assimilation, democracy and autocracy? Is a two-state solution attainable – or illusory?
At a time when ‘new normal’ politics are on the ascendant, what does the future hold for this extraordinary region?