The Olive Tree Initiative, a diverse group of UCI students, is embarking on its third journey to the Middle East where students will directly engage with and hear perspectives from Israeli and Palestinian academics, civilians, community leaders and other figures with first-hand knowledge of the conflict.  The mission of the journey is for students to gain knowledge beyond what is available in second-hand information and the mainstream media; to hear directly from Israelis and Palestinians about the ongoing conflict; and to share this learning with the on and off campus community.

“Bon Voyage Party”
Meet and greet the third group of Olive Tree Initiative students hours before they embark on their life-changing journey.

Sunday, August 22, 2010
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Welcome and Refreshments
2:00-4:00 p.m.: Program and Opportunity Drawing
Social and Behavioral Science Gateway, Room 1517 (bldg 214 on campus map)

Parking is available in the Social Science Parking Structure (SSPS on the campus map ) at a rate of $2 per hour or $8 for a full day permit.

For further information, please contact Daniel Wehrenfennig,, or visit

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