Visit the West Bank


Going to the West Bank is easy!

Traveling from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to Ramallah is simple. Only 20 minutes north of Jerusalem and an hour from Tel Aviv, Ramallah is the center of Palestine's tech activity. See our logistics page for how to get there.

Day trip: Ramallah
2-3 days: Ramallah & Bethlehem
5-7 days: Tour of the West Bank

Visit Ramallah

Ramallah is a also a showcase of Palestine life, with a vibrant arts and culture scene, impeccable restaurants, bustling streets. Visiting Ramallah will also provide the opportunity to meet young Palestinians in the tech scene and see a small glimpse of the life Palestinians lead everyday, where you'll have to pass through a checkpoint and drive along the Separation Wall.

Many techies visiting Tel Aviv for work purposes have made impromptu trips to Ramallah or Bethlehem in order to get a glimpse of life in Palestine, and often plan longer stays in the future or return to teach in a CS Bootcamp.

Tech & entrepreneurship in Ramallah

Young startups, software development houses, along with a growing population of engineers, designers, and investors are the cornerstones of Ramallah's growing tech scene. 

In the past few years, a number of Stanford CS and d.School students, along with engineers and PMs from some of Silicon Valley's leading companies (Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Uber, Dropbox, and others) have come to Palestine to teach students through various programs sponsored by the PalTel Group Foundation.

If you're interested in mentoring or participating in an educational program over the summer, see our page on getting involved.