(See details to purchase a dinner ticket. Jerusalem Day marks the day the city was liberated and unified during the Six Day War in 1967)
On this fact-finding tour, we will explore the swirl of issues surrounding events at sites that are both ancient and contemporary: The Gaza Strip - Hamas, The Lebanon border - Hezbollah, The Syrian frontier – Radical Islamists, and exploring East Jerusalem - a ticking bomb? There will be a special emphasis on the post-Obama realities in the Middle East, and specifically the US-Israel relations affecting the entire region.
We will visit Tel Aviv, but focus on Jerusalem and areas in Israel that get worldwide media attention. In addition to commentary from subject matter specialists leading the trip, you will hear from some of Israel’s best guides and hear lectures from top experts, including policymakers, business leaders, journalists, academics, security & defense leaders, and former IDF officers.
In conjunction with the Heritage Study Programs, this mission will include advanced study programs at notable locations where experts will offer unique insights into the region's current events, security risks, and defense policies. We wholeheartedly invite you to what will be a very informative study program and engaging expedition.
Our mission to Israel will address international support for the Jewish State, the status of Jerusalem, the plight of Christians in the Middle East, and the region's security and defense. The expedition also includes Judeo-Christian biblical sites, to be arranged as travelers prefer.
The Garden of Gethsemane, the Temple Mount, Mount Carmel (Elijah's contest with the Ba'al priests), Mount of Beatitudes, the Sea of Galilee (aboard a cruise), Mount of Zion, Mount Scopus, the Jordan River, and much more....
On this tour, you will find yourself off the beaten path and in areas rarely visited by tourists. Commentary from hosts and guides will take place on location. You will participate in informative discussions and presentations throughout the land. And you will enjoy the company of friends while enjoying the best Israeli food.