World Jewry and the State of Israel are facing trying times. According to a number of reports, anti-Israel sentiment and global anti-Semitism are on the rise. Despite these challenges, Israel remains an alluring travel destination calling to travelers from all corners of the world, and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in self-sustainability and innovative thinking.
One organization that exemplifies these qualities is Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center. An Israeli-based civil rights organization and world leader in creatively combating terrorist regimes and the BDS movement, Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center is in a unique position to offer, in November 2014, 8 days of unparalleled access into the judicial, military, political, and humanitarian reality in the State of Israel: the “Ultimate Mission to Israel.”
At a fantastic value, participants will enjoy five star accommodations, luxury transportation, a personal cell phone, and delicious cuisine while experiencing scenic and cultural opportunities to explore the political hotbed that is Israel. A team of hand-selected travel experts have designed the Mission itinerary and will lead the group every step of the way, providing a first-class experience into the fabric of who and what composes life in Israel.
Participants will go beyond sensational media headlines to hear directly from Mossad officers, Shin Bet commanders, IDF intelligence and operations officers about what’s really happening on Israel’s military and intelligence fronts. Tours of the Lebanese and Syrian front-line military positions and Gaza border check-points, first-hand observations of Hamas terrorist trials, and intimate conversations with legendary Israeli war heroes and Arab intelligence agents will provide intense exploration and deep understanding of Israel’s survival and security in the geopolitical reality of the Middle East today.
Beyond politics and security expertise, Israel contains abundant opportunities for adventure and activity. To enhance participants’ growing sense of the terrain, the Ultimate Mission offers scenic and cultural opportunities such as ATV’ing in the Golan Heights, a breathtaking boat ride on the moonlit Sea of Galilee, and a traditional Shabbat experience in the Old City of Jerusalem, the undisputed center of holiness for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Situated at the crossroads of three continents, Israel is an intriguing travel destination where culture, religion and politics coalesce. Those on the Ultimate Mission will discover that the issues in Israel are not black and white but complex narratives woven throughout both the physical landscape as well as the culture and historical collective memories binding the Israeli people.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Israel off the beaten track, feel the conflict first hand, understand the security issues and politic realities, and have an unforgettable trip!
The Mission far exceed my expectations. I honestly did not believe that I would experience and witness all the incredible sounding itinerary items outlined. Even my Israeli friends (all whom had served in the Israeli army) told me I was dreaming and that there was no way Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center or anyone else for that matter could arrange access to such high calibre speakers, access to military bases and other high security installations. However the Shurat HaDin Ultimate Mission did just that and provided the Mission participants an uncompromising real life insight to the threats facing Israel on a daily basis. As a result of attending this Mission, I have filled substantial gaps in my knowledge on Israel, its citizens and its place amongst its neighbouring countries. The trip has also connected me with like- minded people from around the world that have now become dear friends.
I recommend this trip without a shadow of a doubt to anyone that wants to obtain the truth on the challenges facing Israel and the high morals this country holds with its Jewish and non-Jewish population and its approach with its adversaries.
The May 2014 Mission will definitely not be my last.