BBIP Pictures (previous summers)
(Al-Haram A-Sharif/Temple Mount) Generally known to Muslims as Al-Haram A-Sharif and to
Jews as the Temple Mount, students take a short rest during a tour of this important religious
epicenter, with the famous Dome of the Rock shining in the background.
(Haifa) Jewish Israeli Amit Perelson sharing some of his activist experiences with BBIP students.
(Al-Arakib) A Bedouin leader of Al-Arakib, a so-called ‘unrecognized village’ in the Negev/Naqab,
explains to students what has happened to his community from 2010-11.
(Jerusalem) Students hearing a heartbreaking story of a Shoah/Holocaust survivor’s experiences
during WWII at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Shoah museum complex.
(Ramallah) Students at the mausoleum of former President Yassir Arafat. Following this site visit
students heard from two Palestinian BBIP staffers on their personal thoughts on the former leader.
(Tel Aviv) Students at the Israeli Independence Hall museum.
(Mount Gerizim) Students hear from Husney Cohen, a Samaritan priest, at a bus stop 300 yards
away from the Samaritan Museum, which Cohen directs. Though Samaritans identify as the au-
thentic descendents of the biblical Children of Israel and do not identify as Jews, Palestinians know
them as al-yahud a’samara, the Samaritan Jews, adding another unique layer to the identity
politics of the region.
(Haifa) Students at the base of the beautiful Baha’i Gardens, a renowned landmark in this coastal
(Jerusalem) Students posing for a photo at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of
Human Affairs after meeting with several staffers and soldiers who work there.
(Ush Gharab) Students having down time at a park/playground/restaurant complex that used to
be an IDF military base.
(Jenin area) BBIP student posing with a group of Palestinian kids.
(Negev/Naqab) Students riding camels at the end of a day focusing on the varied Bedouin commu-
nities in Israel, such as those involved in the country’s tourist industry and those who view this
as a form of exploitation.
(Masada) Students at the top of Masada after an early morning climb, a day focusing on the ways
this site has become central to the dominant Jewish narrative.