"Here's the Separation Wall": Political tourism in the Holy Land

Julia Chaitin

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This article explores political tourism to Israel-Palestine that focuses on supporting peace and social justice activities. These tours visit locations of contention and meet with organizations working to end the conflict and social injustices. I provide an overview of thirty-one organizations that carry out political tours, and discuss sociopolitical issues and psychosocial factors that are important to address in such trips, providing examples from tours. It is suggested that when tours take these issues into consideration, a potential is created to build a cadre of better-informed and culturally sensitive activists who can support the peace process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-63
Number of pages25
JournalConflict Resolution Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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