Israel and Palestine Quest 2019

Exploring the balance: Life and history in Israel and Palestine

Open Quest

18 - 23 May 2019

Join us in exploring the complexities of life and history in Israel and Palestine. 

Why Israel-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?

“One of the best investments in self-development of my life.”

Franco Furno,

Former CEO


Build relationships. Shape ideas. Create momentum. 

A Quest offers a mix of memorable, on-the-ground activities and meetings with exceptional leaders. People who are tackling some of the toughest problems facing the world today.

Our immersive programmes deliver an exhilarating life experience. The spirit is open, trusting and supportive. We visit social enterprises, global brand names, revolutionary start-ups and buzzing communities.

We combine these visits with daily reflection sessions, to dig deep into our roles and opportunities as individuals. Out of these shared reflections come insights about the wider context – and what we can achieve in it.

Participants come from all levels of all sectors – multinational firms, NGOs, entrepreneurs, investors and grassroots organisers, government, the arts and academia. Each of them shares an ambition to enhance their impact.

Safety and wellbeing

We place the highest priority on the security of our participants, and monitor the situation on the ground closely. We will adapt our itinerary if required. This is a fascinating region to visit and we look forward to having you with us.

To find out more about how you can participate in our Israel and Palestine Quest, fill in our short form or email us at