Encountering Israel with J Street U
In 2018, J Street U student leaders began a campaign asking Israel trips and programs to “Let Our People Know” by including multiple narratives and addressing the occupation while touring in Israel.
Join J Street U for tours in Israel and the Palestinian territory. Each study tour focuses on some of the most important issues facing Israelis and Palestinians working on behalf of peace. Engage with Israeli and Palestinian security, political, and civil society leaders. Discover new perspectives. Challenge old ones.
Come and learn with J Street U as we explore Israel and the Palestinian Territory with leading Israeli and Palestinian activists, scholars, politicians, security officials, and experts.
Each trip is designed for American undergraduate students interested in delving into the challenges and opportunities facing Israelis and Palestinians working on behalf of peace, democracy, social justice and a two-state solution. Deepen your understanding of the major issues around a resolution to the conflict. Learn what you can do to contribute to a secure and peaceful future for all those that live in the region.
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“Let Our People Know” (LOPK) began as a student-run campaign demanding the inclusion of multiple narratives and the realities of the occupation in Israel trips. The campaign culminated in a 10-day tour of Israel which included meaningful engagement with key questions related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the occupation, and the status of minority groups in Israel. Today, students who are spending time in Israel can also encounter Israel in these meaningful ways by participating in “Let Our People Know” day tours. The LOPK day tours are designed for American undergraduate students who wish to delve into the challenges and opportunities facing Israelis and Palestinians working on behalf of peace, democracy, social justice and a two-state solution. Students hear from leading figures across the political spectrum and deepen their understanding of the major issues around a resolution to the conflict.
J Street Israel Organizer Eve Lifson works with students and staff of study abroad and gap year programs in Israel, to make LOPK a part of their Israel experience. We offer a variety of programs including day tours, lectures, and workshops. Study abroad and gap year programs from across the political and ideological spectrum have chosen to work with J Street in order to assure their students don’t leave Israel without a deepened understanding of the major issues surrounding this conflict. LOPK tours for gap year and study abroad programs are typically one day or half day tours.
If you think your study abroad or gap year program would benefit from a LOPK tour, please contact Israel Organizer Eve Lifson at email@example.com.
Yes, you are, and we would love to have you join us! Don’t forget to register for our open trips.
You are eligible for our programs, but your parents or guardians’ signature is required for you to join us. You must register for the open trips more than a week in advance to ensure that all paperwork is in order.
Due to limited resources, participation in LOPK programs is reserved for current American undergraduate students. If you are looking for other possible tours to attend that aren’t J Street U affiliated, or to check if an upcoming tour may have space for additional participants, please be in touch with J Street U Israel Organizer Eve Lifson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are currently offering LOPK trips to American undergraduate students free of charge.