Join us in exploring the complexities of identity and connection in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
Why Israel, Palestine and Jordan?
The Middle East is associated with age-old tensions (see below for up-to-date safety information). Yet it’s also home to leaders who are healing divides with tenacity and compassion within a rich cultural landscape.
We’ll meet religious and secular Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians – entrepreneurs, academics, refugee leaders, artists, political figures and diplomats.
Israel, with a population of just 8.5 million, has transformed itself into a global business success story. Its tech experts lead the field in cyber security, robotics, mobile technologies, online platforms and big data.
Palestinians share a profound sense of community. They’ve built a flourishing agriculture sector and a buzzing IT scene – both driven by the versatility and creativity necessary during life under occupation.
Neighbouring Jordan, a tolerant Middle East nation and western ally, is, per capita, the world’s second-largest refugee host. While it lacks the carbon reserves that fuel the region, its leaders are building a strategy of economic opportunity centred on human capacity.
This is a chance to challenge our preconceptions about others – and ourselves – and explore the subtle complexities of identity and connection.