|Palestine & Palestinians
The Alternative Tourism Group (ATG)
of Beit Sahour, Bethlehem, Palestine is delighted to present you with the second English edition
of the unique guidebook, Palestine & Palestinians.
Its success when it first came out three years ago surpassed all our expectations: it was widely reviewed and all too soon sold out.
Changes on the ground have made it necessary to update the 2005 edition, with the latest practical information and the most recent maps, allowing you to appreciate current developments in our complicated geographical reality.
The guidebook Palestine & Palestinians provides an in-depth, updated journey through the entire range of Palestinian culture: ancient and modern history, archaeology, religion, architecture and politics, including the daily realities of Israeli Occupation.
It describes places rooted in Palestinian memory: sites which bear witness to a history and identity created from contact with civilisations of the Middle East, Mediterranean, Europe and Arab Peninsula. It also presents the contemporary tragedy and struggle of a people seeking recognition of their rights and details of their ongoing search for an end to injustice through a viable peace and statehoodprovides an in-depth, up-to-date journey through the entire range of Palestinian culture: ancient and modern history, archaeology, religion, architecture and politics, including the daily realities of Israeli Occupation
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|A great variety of documentary material, biographies of culturally significant personalities, poems, popular songs and recommended reading list provide readers with opportunities to broaden their horizons, while many contacts provide a range of possibilities for talks or tours with specialists, or meetings with local people in their homes.
The book offers practical information (transport, hotels, cafes, restaurants, museums, hiking routes, cultural centres, etc.) so you may plan your own multifaceted visit.
As a guidebook, Palestine & Palestinians is a comprehensive guide to Palestine, including those parts of Israel where Palestinian culture and traditional hospitality still thrive.
Palestine & Palestinians presents a version of justice tourism to enhance the world’s increasing interest in the cause of the Palestinian people while providing tools to go beyond misleading stereotypes. The book sets out to facilitate visits to Palestine for tourists who wish to increase their understanding and even work with Palestinians and Israelis towards a just, viable peace. At the same time, it provides enough material for those readers who prefer to travel far and wide in the comfort of their own armchairs. Or it can simply be used as a reliable guidebook for regular visitors.
ATG invites you to discover Palestine and having once discovered it, to return again and again with ever-increasing commitment, dedication and love for our people.
Ahlan wa Sahlan! - Welcome!