Dear Friends and Supporters,
Since the founding of Interfaith Peace-Builders in 2001, one of our main goals and priorities has been bringing diverse groups of Americans to Israel/Palestine.
As our 26th delegation prepares to leave for the region, this remains one of our foremost concerns. We need to meet the challenge of giving low income Americans and individuals from diverse communities the same possibilities of understanding, empathy and change that IFPB delegations provide to those who can afford the full price.
This goal is even more important now, with the current crisis in Israel/Palestine becoming ever more unstable. Recent journalism has increasingly implicated US policymakers in the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip and the political stalemate gripping the Palestinian leadership. At the same time, more Americans are asking for the opportunity to join IFPB’s delegations, and many are unable to afford the rising costs.
IFPB has always maintained a scholarship fund to provide low income delegates with travel stipends so that they can more easily meet the costs of the delegation. However, this fund is currently dangerously low. With three more innovative and important delegations scheduled this year, we are in need of further support.