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MEJDI, a project designed at CRDC, is a joint Jewish-Arab tour program that creates custom group tours to Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt.

About The Project

MEJDI Tours is a joint Jewish-Arab tour organization that creates custom group tours to Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt. Their flagship project, the ‘Dual Narrative’ tour, is led by Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders. It is a unique approach for learning about the Middle East that highlights the different narratives of Israelis and Palestinians from a variety of cultural, political, and religious backgrounds. In addition, MEJDI Tours provides responsible tour experiences by investing financially in the communities where they work.

MEJDI Tours was founded by conflict resolution professionals affiliated with George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC). CRDC engages in practice, education, and research concerning peacebuilding in conflicts where religion, economy and culture play a significant role. They partner with local educators, politicians, religious leaders, non-governmental organizations, and community groups, with the goal of offering a nuanced perspective of the region and connecting groups with local change-makers. MEJDI Tours contributes to the sustainability of CRDC peacebuilding work.