Summer 2018 Seminar: Illuminating the Narratives of Life Across Mandate Palestine

July 21-31, 2018

FFIPP Seminar: Illuminating Narratives of Life Across Mandate Palestine was an intensive 10-day educational tour program open to university students world-wide. Conceived to be a “Mini-FFIPP” (Orientation week only – no internships), the seminar brought together a small group of students in Palestine for an intimate and life-changing experience. The students – all women – joined FFIPP from the US, the UK, and Holland. This group of women is studying international development, Jewish studies, and international law respectively, at the graduate level. Anna, the trip leader is an activist collecting oral histories and writing ethnographies as a graduate student in Anthropology at Columbia University.

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Seminar visit to Nablus

The seminar included visits to Bethlehem, Nablus, Hebron, Haifa and Jerusalem, as well as to Palestinian refugee camps like Jenin and Aida. Mirroring the regular FFIPP program, the students visited grassroots organizations in each of these locations, attended lectures, met professors and activists, and engaged with personal stories from the ground.


Summer 2015 FFIPP Seminars

A Seminar on the Origin of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
[code 0115]

Dates: July 21-23, 2015

The seminar will uncover the roots of the conflict going back to the end of the British Mandate, the Nakba and the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.
The seminar will focus on the birth of the state of Israel and the deportation of Palestinians from the Ramala-Lod area in July 1948.
Meetings are planned with members of the Palestinian community in Ramala-Lod, as well as with refugees from the Amari refugee camp who experienced the Nakba.The seminar will be held at different locations where relevant historical events took place.Throughout the seminar presentations will be given by Palestinian and Israeli academics, activists and community leaders.

Locations: Jerusalem, Ramla-Lod, Canada Park, Amari refugee camp, TelAviv, Tira, Qalquilia and Alfie Menashe. FFIPP will arrange the whole program, including transportation and provide assistance for hotel/hostel reservations.

Required Reading:
Dancing Arabs by Sayed Kashua
The Jewish State by Herzel
Throughout the seminar references will be made to the events and places in the life of the nameless hero in Dancing Arabs.

A Seminar on the Plight of the Palestinian Bedouins in the Naqab/Negev and the Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills
[code 0215]

Dates: July 27 – 28, 2015

Israeli policemen stand by as a bulldozer demolishes the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib for the 64th time (photo:

Israeli policemen stand by as a bulldozer demolishes the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib for the 64th time (photo:

Israeli policemen stand by as a bulldozer demolishes the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib for the 64th time (photo:

The seminar will include a visit to an unrecognized Palestinian Bedouins village in the Naqab/Negev and to the unrecognized Palestinian village of Susya in the South Hebron Hills. Throughout the seminar presentation will be given by Palestinian and Israeli academics, activists and community leaders.


Locations: Tel-Aviv, Bir Seb’a/Beer Sheba, Um Al Hiran and Susya.


Required Reading:
Packet of articles


1) Register online.
Or download a registration form and send it to FFIPP-USA, P.O.Box 2091, Amherst MA 01004. You can also email your application to
or FAX it to 413-586-9647 (c/o Kris).

2) Pay the application fee of $50 on line or send a check to FFIPP-USA with
your registration form. Your registration form will not be processed without the application fee.

Pay Application Fee Via PayPal


3) Sign, send or fax the Waiver and Seminar Agreement. Applicants who register online can also upload the waiver and agreement.

Cost: FFIPP fee is $85 per day.

In addition each participant will pay for the tour-transportation, entrance and guide fees to sites and museums as well as for hotel/hostel and food.