My sister is supposed to leave next week for a two-week trip to Israel and the West Bank, with a group of about 15 people: high school students and their adult chaperons. (My sister, needless to say, is one of the chaperons.) They’ll be talking to Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs, staying in people’s homes, etc. They are traveling as a Quaker group under the aegis of a Quaker school.
She’s getting a lot of “too dangerous to be there right now” advice from people, and there’s certainly some instability in the region. It’s a big region, though.
Anyone in Israel/the West Bank right now – how safe/unsafe would it be for such a group to travel there in February/March of 2011?