- 9 hours
Private Bethlehem Excursion
Visit Key Sites in the West Bank of Israel
Kamal has been a licensed tour guide in the West Bank for the last 10 years. He studied Accounting at Bethlehem University, then studied in Ingolstadt, Germany, earning his MBA in International Project Management. Kamal then furthered his training in Boston, becoming a Certified Public Accountant. He worked at Bethlehem University as a lecturer and a project manager for a World Bank project focused on business incubation. He then changed his focus to tourism, driven by his experience lecturing about Israel’s Christian community and religion in the Holy Land. He currently teaches a tour guide course. His primary interests are biblical geography, history of the land, and life in Palestine. He is married and a father of two girls and a boy. Kamal is also a basketball player in the Palestinian basketball league and coaches women and youth.
Husam is a Fulbright scholar who has been working as a tour guide for the past 17 years. He finished his master's degree in 2004 from the Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg Virginia in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. He combines his knowledge and skills to provide political and interfaith tours. He is one of the very few Palestinian guides to provide political and alternative tours. Besides his involvement in tourism, he serves as a representative in Palestine and Jordan for Synergos Institute. His main role is to locate social innovators in the two countries and work with them to develop their projects. He also the Director of Facilitation at the Hands Of Peace and American interfaith organization that works with Israeli and Palestinian kids through dialogue to create a better understanding between the two sides.