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Rsponsible Tourism

By
Neta Hanien & Ahmad Juha

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Jisr Az Zarqa's is the poorest Arab village in Israel.

But it has all the potential to become a tourist attraction, that provides livelihood to its residents.

 

what can we do about it?

 

Bring tourists in. Bring people together.

 

Back our  step in  the process of turning Jisr to a tourist attraction:

 

we :

Ahmad Juha (43) - an Israeli arab from jisr,Israel. Entrepreneur, married +7 kids.

and Neta Hanien (34)-  Jewish ,from Aviel, Israel. a lawyer ,  a backpacker, and a Scuba Diving instructor. married +3.

 

The problem: Although Jisr az Zarqa is located between two of the most popular and important tourist sites is israel, tourism in the village itself has never developed.

The local people feel isolated from sociaty, and have no livelihood options in their village.

 

 

Our project :Establishing the first guesthouse in Jisr

 

Our main mission isto attract travelers to the village

 

Our moto is Responsible tourism Not only do you get a more authentic experience, but your holiday benefits local people and the environment.

 

 

We consider our self as  a social business and believe in Responsible tourism there for we will be:

 

• Encouraging, consulting and cooperating with local residents interested in establishing ancillary or similar businesses.

 

• Catering mainly to backpackers and independent travelers who tend to utilize local businesses in the locations they visit;

 

• Encouraging our guests to engage in local entertainment and make use of the village’s ancillary services;

 

we hope that in the future we'll be able to:

 

• Employ local youth and high school students as interns who will operate hostel facilities and serve as tour guides within the village and the surrounding areas

 

•  Initiate (or take part in)  more social / Environmental projects

 

The guesthouse will be a part of ILH-israel hostels, israel first independent hostel group, dedicated to providing quality hostels at fair and affordable prices for backpackers, couples and families. ILH mission is to support independent travelers and make your trip to Israel a unique travel experience.

 

 

The Attraction: Jisr has all the potential to become a tourist attraction.

 It is an authentic fishermen village, located on one of the most beautiful beach in Israel.  you can hang in the beach and enjoy the fisherman's port atmosphere, or a fresh fish meal,  walk in the village and enjoy  the authentic Arab atmosphere & food, and the local coffee /nargila shops...

 

Israel trail, which is a very popular hiking  trail among travelers, is passing through the village and the guesthouse. by walking for a few minutes on the trail, you can visit two of the most importent and popular tourist sites:

 

Old Caesarea city and port- 30  minutes walking / 10 minutes driving: one of Israel most impressive parks housing unique antiquities from various periods. architectural remains from the hellenistis to the crusader period, caesarea was a port city and was given to king Herod by Augustus ceaser. Herod built the port . along side all the rouins there are modern cafes, restaurants, bars and sandy beach. on the beach there is the ancient acueducto that brought water to the ancient city of caesarea.

 

 "Crocodile Stream Nature Reserve" - 5 minutes hiking from the guesthouse: 

combines nature and history- an abundance of clear water, stream flora, numerous spcies of animals and impressive archeological finds.

remains of an impressive dam, built at the Roman period, from here water was conducted to Caesarea by means of the law Acueduct.

 

Whats next?

We have Ahmads building. back us and we will be able to turn it into "Juha's Guesthouse", and go ahead with our mission- bringing tourist to jisr

 

We appreciate your support very very much

 

.please notice that even when the pledged amount  will be raised, every  support will help us to fulfill our vision by developing tourism in Jisr.

?Please forward a link to this page as much as you can, to friends or to relevant people or organizations

 

Thank you very much!!!

Ahmad & Neta

juhasguesthouse@gmail.com

972-52-8824570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 


Project by

Neta Hanien & Ahmad Juha
אחמד ג'וחה (43) - יזם ובעל עסקים בג'סר א זרקא. נשוי להיפה ואב ל - 7 ילדים. חולם להפיג את בדידותם של תושבי כפרו, ולקדם את אפשרויות הפרנסה בכפר. נטע (פרנקל) חנין (34) - נשואה לאביב, אם ל -3 ילדים ממושב אביאל. תרמילאית בנשמתי, מדריכת צלילה, עו"ד. פרשתי מעבודתי כפרקליטה במשרד המשפטים, לטובת עשייה אופטימית יותר..מתעגעת לסיני ! חולמת לנהל גסטהאוס ביתי למטיילים כמו בחו"ל, אבל כאן- בג'סר א זרקא
92,331 ILS
Pledged of 60,000 ILS
154%
Funded
0
Days to go
444
Backers
Attention!
This project will only be funded if the project will reach the target goal in the specific given time
How to back this project?
Minimum 59 ILS
* Dear backer- please notice:
if you wish to back us with a different amount than written, you can
choose one of the options below, and on the bottom of the following page you will have the option to update the amount
79 Backers
Minimum 60 ILS A night in a dorms room
A night in a dorms room + a tour in the fishermans vilage

+ send us your picture and you will be shown in our web site
as one of our backers

(NIS 60 =about $ 17 (check the current rate
55 Backers
Minimum 120 ILS two nights for a person in dorms
Two nights for a person in dorms

or-one night for 2persons in dorms

a tour to the fishermans vilage +

+ send us your picture and you will be shown in our web site
as one of our backers

(NIS 120 =about $ 33 (check the current rate
20 Backers
Minimum 150 ILS שדרוג לסדנא עם ארז קומורובסקי. למשתתף
רק תומכים ושכבר תמכו ובחר בתשורה סדנת בישול עם הייפה למשתתף אחד, יכולים לשדרג לסדנת בישול עם ארז קומורובסקי והייפה למשתתף1, ע"י תמיכה ובחירה בתשורה זו, תשורת השדרוג

150 ש"ח שדרוג למשתתף
0 Backers
Minimum 180 ILS 1 night for a couple in a private room
+ A night for a couple in a private room
a tour to the fishermans vilage

* shared bathrooms

+ send us your picture and you will be shown in our web site
as one of our backers

(NIS 180 =about $ 50 (check the current rate
208 Backers
Minimum 200 ILS Ramadan nights tour
A tour in the Village at the Ramadan time or any other time, including a visit and dinner at one of the great village's families
house

Tours are during the ramadan timea list of few tours will be published' and you cn choose one of them.

+ send us your picture and you will be shown in our web site
as one of our backers

(NIS 180 =about $ 50 (check the current rate
28 Backers
Minimum 250 ILS Arab Cooking workshop
An Arab Cooking workshop With Haifa (Ahmad's wife) who is known as the best cook in the village
+ Yummi Dinner


+ send us your picture and you will be shown in our web site
as one of our backers

we will publish number of possible dates for the workshop
(NIS 180 =about $ 50 (check the current rate
20 Backers
Minimum 250 ILS Village, yoga, sea- A spiritual afternoon.
A tour in the village, yoga & breathing session (by Tomiyoga) & Authentic vegetarian dinner on the beach.

* A group session. one date will be published. additional dates are subject to applicants.
6 Backers
Minimum 300 ILS שדרוג לסדנא עם ארז קומורובסקי. לשני משתתפים.
"רק תומכים שכבר תמכו ובחרו בתשורה סדנת בישול עם הייפה לשני משתתפים, יכולים לשדרג לסדנת בישול עם ארז קומורובסקי והייפה, ע"י תמיכה ובחירה בתשורה זו, תשורת השדרוג

300 ש"ח שדרוג לשני משתתפים.
0 Backers
Minimum 400 ILS ארז קומורובסקי והייפה בסדנת בישול. הזמנה ל-1
ארז קומורובסקי והייפה אשתו של אחמד, יעבירו לכם בצוותא סדנת בישול !!
מפגש תרבויות, (תרבויות טעימות!...) מחווה מרגשת מצד ארז, שנרתם לפרוייקט,
ערב שירגש גם את הלב וגם את החיך!!

יתקיים ב 29.10.2013
*אנו שומרים את הזכות לשנות לתאריך אחר אך סמוך במידה ויהיה אילוץ חריג..
2 Backers Pledged of 8
Minimum 400 ILS +Ramadan nights tour+dinner for 2
for two people- tour in the Village at the Ramadan time or any other time, including a visit and dinner at one of the great village's families
house

Tours are during the ramadan timea list of few tours will be published' and you cn choose one of them.

+ send us your picture and you will be shown in our web site
as one of our backers
14 Backers
Minimum 500 ILS -Arab Cooking workshop -two people twwe
For two people
An Arab Cooking workshop With Haifa (Ahmad's wife) who is known as the best cook in the village
+ Yummi Dinner


+ send us your picture and you will be shown in our web site
as one of our backers

we will publish number of possible dates for the workshop
(NIS 180 =about $ 50 (check the current rate
18 Backers
Minimum 800 ILS ארז קומורובסקי והייפה בסדנת בישול. הזמנה לזוג
ארז קומורובסקי והייפה אשתו של אחמד, יעבירו לכם בצוותא סדנת בישול !!
מפגש תרבויות, (תרבויות טעימות!...) מחווה מרגשת מצד ארז, שנרתם לפרוייקט,
ערב שירגש גם את הלב וגם את החיך!!

יתקיים ב 29.10.2013
*אנו שומרים את הזכות לשנות לתאריך אחר אך סמוך במידה ויהיה אילוץ חריג..
1 Backers Pledged of 10
Minimum 1000 ILS Help us Employ a young local person
your support will be dedicated to the employment of a young local person
Training the vilages young generation to work in tourism, is immensely valuable and your suppport will promote it
1000 NIS will cover about 10 days salary for a part time job.
.if you wish to back this purpose with a higher amount you can cahnge the amount.
you are welcome to choose one of the mentioned options. in addition, we would we would love to show our big appreciation by hanging your photo/logo on our wallof hounor
5 Backers
Minimum 10000 ILS + Being an Angel
Thank you so much, your support is realy reality changing for us. it will be a sugnificant help that will allow us to cover our expanses faster
and that way to consentrate on developing tourism in Jisr

You can choose one of the options mentiond up here. in adition
we would love to show our big appreciation by hanging your picture/ Logo on our wall of hounor
, and we will send you a certificate of recognition
as one of our sponsers

(nis 10000= 2770 $ (check the current rate
0 Backers
Minimum 10000 ILS Employing a young local person from Jisr
, Thank you, your support will be dedicated to the employment of a young local person
Training the vilages young generation to work in tourism, is immensely valuable and your suppport will promote it

nis 10000 wil allow us 3 month of part time job


.if you wish to back this purpose with a higher amount you can cahnge the amount.

you are welcome to choose one of the mentioned options. in addition, we would we would love to show our big appreciation by hanging your photo/logo on our wallof hounor, and we will send you a certificate of recornition as one of our sponsers
0 Backers