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The JWV 27th Mission to Israel
February 24 - March 6, 2013
Day 1-Sunday, FEB 24: Flights from JFK, NEWARK, or LOS ANGELES
Day 2-Monday, FEB 25: Arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport to be met and assisted by aviatours staff. Transfer to our hotel. Check in and rest.
We meet for dinner.
Day 3-Tuesday, FEB 26: After breakfast we will have a meeting with the US Military Attaché or his representative for a briefing, to be followed by a presentation by General Baruch Levy – Chairman of Tzevet (the Israeli organization of retired IDF personnel). Panoramic city tour of Tel Aviv – Jaffa and a visit to the Palmach Museum (The pre IDF Military organization). Free afternoon for relaxation.
Dinner at our hotel.
Day 4-Wednesday, FEB 27: After breakfast we check out of our hotel and head to the Ayalon Institute (A pre independence hidden ammunition factory). We continue to Jerusalem and visit Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum).
Check in and dinner at our Jerusalem hotel.
Day 5-Thursday, FEB 28: After breakfast, we start our tour at Mt of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem. We visit the Shrine of the Book where the original Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited. We continue to the Holy Sepulcher church (the empty tomb). Nearby is the colorful market of the old city where we enjoy a Falafel. Afternoon visit to Ammunition Hill. Here we can see how the city was liberated in the Six Day war in 1967.
Dinner at our hotel.
Day 6-Friday, MAR 01: We start the day at the 9/11site where we will have a little memorial ceremony. Continue to the Kotel (the Wailing Wall) and the nearby Generations Chain. We cross over to visit the Jewish Quarter of the old city. In Machne Yehuda Market we see how last minute shopping is done before Shabbat. Here too we can enjoy a great Falafel.
Kabbalt Shabbat and dinner at our hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 7-Saturday, MAR 02: Shabbat rest or join our Qumran, Massada and Dead Sea tour. Return to our Jerusalem hotel. If you stay at the hotel for rest, you are free to enjoy lunch on your own in any of the fine local restaurants or the hotel.
Day 8-Sunday, MAR 03:We check out and depart Jerusalem towards Beit Guvrin - hiding caves of the Macabeans. Continue to Shderot the town that was attacked by thousands of rockets and mortar bombs. We will visit a Kipat Barzel (Iron Cast - the new anti rocket defense system) if around and subject to IDF approval. We reach Hazerim AF base and visit the AF Museum.
Dinner and overnight in nearby Beer Sheva.Possible meeting with mayor.
Day 9-Monday, MAR 04: After breakfast we head south to Sde Boker (Ben Gurion desert residence). Here we can understand the greatness of this leader and his modesty. Continue to Mitzpeh Ramon - world’s largest crater. A visit to IDF Officers School or an armored corps training base (subject to IDF approval). If time permits we visit King Solomon mines in Timna.
Dinner and overnight in Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea.
Day 10-Tuesday, MAR 05: Free to enjoy Eilat on the Red Sea and depart in the evening with a domestic flight to connect to their USA night flight from Ben Gurion airport, arriving home on the morning of the 6th.
Welcome home! You have just returned from a lifetime experience!
For more information, please contact Christy Turner
at JWV Headquarters:
Phone: (202) 265-6280