Many Christians visit Palestine and Israel as part of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
We encourage people to travel and would people contact the Alternative Tourism Group who offer local tours as well as guidance about responsible tourism for people visiting Palestine.
In 2010 they organised an international conference that produced the document Come and See: a call from Palestinian Christians which gives thorough advice for Christians travelling to the Holy Land. You can also just download the Code of Conduct they recommend.
Want to volunteer in Palestine??
There are many opportunities to volunteers your time and energy in Palestine. We recommend the following two programs that support volunteers in Peacemaking programs.
Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine Israel. This program is led by the World Council of Churches, and in Australia the National Council of Churches is the sending body.
Christian Peacemaker Teams an initiative led from the peace churches in the USA, which gets in the way of violence by having internationals present in places where Palestinians are most risk of violence against them. There are a number of Australians who are involved in this group.