Citizen Diplomacy

Wi’am would like to expand its activities and involvement in citizen diplomacy. We see many tourists and pilgrims visiting the Nativity Church, but kind of overlooking the situation in Palestine or just daily life there. Therefore we would like to encourage more tourists and pilgrims to meet with local people, the living stones, to talk to them and learn more about local habits and traditions. We would also like that tourists visit not only sights, but also refugee camps, checkpoints, local NGO; we wish them to walk along the Wall, read the murals and at the end of the day think about situation here. Moreover, we would like to encourage people to visit Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus and other places in the West Bank. Therefore, we are thinking to offer more such tours in the future and start to build more culturally responsible tourism.