An Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) speaker, Sharen Green, caused controversy at an anti-Israel event entitled “The Occupation: Up Close and Personal, Living in the Palestinian Occupied Territories” at a UK school on March 5, 2007. EAPPI encourages volunteers to spend at least 3 months in the region, to “try to reduce the brutality of the Israeli occupation and improve the daily lives of both peoples . Upon their return to their home countries, most participants become active in anti-Israel activities that promote the “Durban Strategy”.