JWV’s 33rd Allied Mission to Israel

February 28- March 9, 2021

Join us on our 33rd Mission to Israel! Witness the wonderful achievements of this small Jewish country, America’s friend and ally. We visit places other groups do not visit. Get updated briefings. Meet Israelis and their leaders. Enjoy fun and comradeship with fellow veterans. Feel at home! You do not have to be Jewish or a veteran to travel with us, so bring your family and friends!

For more information please contact Christy Turner at: cturner@jwv.org or 202-265-6283.

Trip Itinerary

Sunday, February 28:  Depart JFK for an overnight, non-stop flight on ELAL. Dinner, inflight entertainment and breakfast on board.

Monday, March 1:  We arrive in Israel, at Ben Gurion airport, near Tel Aviv.  Transfer to your beach-front Tel Aviv hotel. If time permits – on the way to the hotel – a panoramic city tour.  Check-in and rest.

  • We meet for dinner at the hotel.

Tuesday, March 2:  After enjoying a hearty Israeli breakfast, we visit the hidden underground bullet factory from the British mandate time.  Afterwards we are hosted by TZEVET (The JWV of Israel) for an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) briefing and lunch. Afternoon visit to Palmach Museum. Palmach was the pre-1948 military force Israel built during the British mandate time.

  • Dinner and overnight in our Tel Aviv hotel.

Wednesday, March 3:  After breakfast we depart Tel Aviv towards Latroun – the armored corps memorial center. See Israeli-made Merkava tanks. We shall lay a wreath to honor those who fell on the defense of Israel. We reach Jerusalem and visit Ammunition Hill, site of the fiercest battle in Jerusalem during the Six Day War.

  • Check-in to our Jerusalem hotel.

Thursday, March 4: Today we enjoy a city tour of Jerusalem. We will visit Mount of Olives (the famous stunning view of Jerusalem), Shrine of the Book at Israel Museum – home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Mt. Herzel National Memorial Center, and Bethlehem, a special place for Christian guests.

  • Dinner and overnight in our Jerusalem hotel.

Friday, March 5: Today we visit Yad Vashem holocaust museum. Enjoy Machne Yehuda market and get the special feeling of last minute food shopping for Shabbat. Afternoon visit to the Jewish Quarter, ending at the Kotel (Western Wall) where we conduct a unique Kabbalat Shabbat service.

  • Shabbat dinner and overnight in our Jerusalem hotel.

Saturday, March 6: – Today we leave Jerusalem and head towards the Dead Sea and Masada.   Enjoy floating on the Dead Sea – full of natural healing properties. The mud here is nature’s gift to your skin.   Visit Masada – the palace fortress King Herod built and where hundreds of Jews preferred a group suicide rather than falling into Roman hands.  We head north through the Jordan Valley towards our Tiberias hotel.  (Shomer Shabbat will have a day of rest at the Jerusalem hotel and will be transferred after Shabbat).

  • Dinner and overnight in our Tiberias hotel.

Sunday, March 7:  We start at Misgav Am overlooking Lebanon. Listen to a special briefing about this fragile northern border of Israel. Proceed to the Golan Heights. Visit the battle fields of the Yom Kippur War and the new city of Katzrin. Afternoon visit to Kfar Naum – the synagogue where Jesus preached. If time permits, we end the day at the Donna Gracia Museum – a unique story of a 16th century woman returning home from the Spanish – Portuguese inquisition.

  • Dinner and overnight in our Tiberias hotel.

Monday, March 8: Visit Nazareth – home town of Jesus.  Proceed to a tree planting site where each of us can plant a tree and get a certificate.  Drive to Haifa to see the Bahaii Gardens and arrive to your Herzeliya marina hotel for relaxation, rest and dinner.

Tuesday, March 9:  – Enjoy a delicious Israeli breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Evening arrival in JFK.

Welcome home!  You have just returned from a lifetime experience!

“Every site we visited was an integral part of such a successful trip….. My favorite part was the excellent and knowledgeable tour guide and her ability to know when to share information and how to decipher that information for understanding and retain-ability. I could not have asked for a better tour guide than Ronnit and when I go back will definitely ask her to be part of my trip again.”

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