“A good balance between the unpleasant realities of the conflict and all the amazing things in Palestine”

The Zajel Youth Exchange is a really good option for people with little to no travel experience in the Middle East and Palestine, as the program includes a wide variety of trips, visits, lectures etc. Zajel provides rich opportunities to gain knowledge about many aspects of the Israel-Palestine conflict – both political, cultural and psychological issues – and to learn more about Palestinian culture and customs. It is, however, up to every single participant to ask in-depth questions, as the presentations are often very general and time is short. There is a good balance in the program between the unpleasant realities of the conflict, of which it is extremely important to inform internationals, and all the amazing things that are also present in Palestine – e.g. food, music, architecture, and of course the incredibly friendly Palestinian population.