A delegation of 22 Americans, led by Pastor Jeff Wright and his wife Janet, visited Palestine again this year. The group met with Israelis and Palestinians, Jews, Muslims and Christians to engage in dialogue and to hear different perspectives on the conflict.
The delegation visited some of the holy places in Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Jerusalem and Nazareth, and also had a chance to explore Hebron, Jericho and Ramallah.
Along the way, they met with local organizations to learn about their work, about the challenges they face, and about their hopes for the future.
On the last day of their visit, the Siraj Centre arranged a farewell dinner in the Grotto restaurant in Beit Sahour, where a local dance group performed a traditional dabkeh for the group as an expression of Palestinian tradition and hospitality.