This trip was really influential on my perception of life in the middle east. We got to meet people of so many different backgrounds and really hear their stories and learn about what it means to be Arab, Palestinian, etc. The participants of the trip weren't only Jewish, we had Christians, Muslims and Jews all traveling together around this beautiful country that means so many different things to so many people. I'm so glad I got to experience this trip with people of different nationalities who were happy to all be in the same place together. Also the food was really good!