Project #1520

Training 80 Youth Encounter Leaders

by Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)
Nov 24, 2010

Hebrew U.-Bethlehem U. group meets in Bethlehem!

Some of the students in the street of Bethlehem
Some of the students in the street of Bethlehem

Our third meeting was in Bethlehem! It was very exciting for the Israeli members, all of them young and never been there before. After a few days of handling the permissions issues, we drove from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.

At first, we met Nour, the Palestinian coordinator. Nour took us on a tour around the city. We visited al'Aida refugee camp, and drove all around beautiful Bethlehem.

Later on, we got to the YMCA Palestinian crafts center in the city. We saw wonderful Palestinian crafts and were exposed to this YMCA great project. Then, we had a break-fast dinner that ended the fast of the Palestinians for that day of Ramadan.

After dinner, we drank coffee outside and enjoyed the good weather and the sweets. We talked about Ramadan and about fasting in Judaism and Islam. After a nice conversation, we went to see the Nativity Church and the nice square of Bethlehem. We were driving threw the old city of Bethlehem on our way back to Jerusalem.

Entering Bethlehem
Entering Bethlehem



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Organization Information

Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)

Location: Jerusalem, Israel - Israel
Project Leader:
Dr. Yehuda Stolov
Executive Director
Jerusalem, Israel