In May 2017 we ran our second leadership study tour to Israel/Palestine, as part of our programme to facilitate Jewish/Christian dialogue on issues surrounding the conflict. CCJ’s Israel engagement is all about creating opportunities for understanding by engaging with a broad range of Israeli and Palestinian voices.

The 2017 leadership study tour pictured at Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem

The purpose of the tour is to listen and to learn. We met with religious and political leaders, community activists and organisations, and it was moving and challenging in so many ways. We hope that the experiences that the group shared will have a genuine and lasting impact on how Christians and Jews discuss Israel/Palestine issues here in the UK.

Some participants have written about their experiences in the Jewish and Christian press. You can read their reflections here.

Rev Jessica Foster

Lindsay Simmonds

Rabbi David Mason

Rev Bonnie Evans-Hills

Phil Rosenberg