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Mission to Israel – April 23-30, 2023

  • Mission to Israel – April 23-30, 2023


  • Our accompanying wounded veterans will inspire us with their courageous stories
  • Commemorate Israel’s fallen at the official Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) ceremony at the Western Wall with Israel’s President, the Chief of General Staff, and bereaved families. Experience a guided tour of the monumental National Remembrance Hall
  • Celebrate Israel’s 75th anniversary – participate in the prestigious Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) torch-lighting ceremony and celebrations at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, with Israel’s President, Knesset Chairman, MKs, senior military, and political dignitaries
  • Tour the Yom Kippur War’s Valley of Tears, site of the Golan Heights battle that stopped Syrian troops from reaching Israel, with Hero Ret. Gen. Avigdor Kahalani, disabled veteran and Beit Halochem member
  • Visit the Tel Saki bunker, site of one of the Yom Kippur War’s most pivotal battles, and meet the hero whose surrender to the Syrians saved the lives of the 28 soldiers in the bunker
  • Briefing with Major General (res.) Elyezer Shkedy, former IAF Commander
  • Lecture and Q&A with former Mossad Director Tamir Pardo
  • VIP visit to Hatzerim Israel Air Force Base and meeting with its pilots
  • Tour along the border fence of the Gaza Strip. Observation point from a border outpost and visit a Hamas assault tunnel
  • Attend exclusive briefings with Israel’s leading policy-makers, senior security experts, and MFA’s high-level officials on the challenges facing the State of Israel
  • Enjoy our festive closing dinner overlooking the Tel Aviv-Jaffa coastline, featuring performances by Israeli artists
  • Explore Jerusalem from the Kotel Tunnels to Mabat 2000, as well as Tel Aviv-Jaffa, the Palmach Museum, Caesarea, and the Golan Heights.

Prices per person (land only) for seven nights:
With accommodations: US $3,710 based on double occupancy
Additional single supplement: US $1,193
Without accommodations: US $2,200

ITINERARY – APRIL 23-30, 2023*

* Itinerary subject to change.

Alexander Hotel, Tel Aviv

 (B = Breakfast    L = Lunch    D= Dinner)

SUNDAY APRIL 23:  Re-live the excitement of Israel’s birth at Independence Hall in Tel Aviv. Discover the new ANU Museum which looks at the multi-faceted, rich and multi-layered culture of the Jewish people, followed by the Rabin Centre weaving Israel’s story through the life of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Mission’s official opening includes an interactive introduction to Beit Halochem Tel Aviv and a festive dinner with Beit Halochem members. (B, L, D)

MONDAY APRIL 24: Journey to Jerusalem to take a City Line Tour commemorating Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day), then onto Ammunition Hill, site of one the Six-Day War’s most significant battles to reunify the City of Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, we will see leading-edge security techniques at work at Mabat 2000 (the Israel Police’s Control & Defence System for the Old City) and explore the Kotel Tunnels. Visit Beit Halochem Jerusalem’s outstanding rehabilitation facilities before attending the official Yom Hazikaron ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of Israel’s President. (B, L, D)

TUESDAY APRIL 25: Travel to Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit Ein Karem, a charming hillside village famed for its centuries-old holy sites. Attend Israel’s official Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) celebrations and torch-lighting ceremony at Mount Herzl attended by Israel’s most distinguished dignitaries.Enjoy additional celebrations well into the night in Tel Aviv.(B, L, D) 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26: Continue Independence Day celebrations by watching the Israeli Air Force flyover. Marvel at the spectacular ruins of Caesarea, walk the cobbled streets of Zichron Yaakov, and enjoy dinner overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. (B, L, D)

THURSDAY, APRIL 27: Head north to the Golan Heights to tour the Yom Kippur War’s Valley of Tears battlefield in the company of one of Israel’s most decorated military personnel – Hero Ret. Gen. Avigdor Kahalani, Beit Halochem member. Lunch at Kibbutz Ortal and a delicious wine-tasting at Tel Shifron Winery.  Visit the Tel Saki bunker, on the site of one of the Yom Kippur War’s most pivotal battles. (B, L, D)

FRIDAY, APRIL 28: Shop at the vibrant Nachlat Binyamin Market to pick up unique hand-made pieces by local Israeli artists, explore the bustling Sarona Market, and discover Jaffa, the world’s oldest port. We will enjoy a beautiful Shabbat dinner. (B, L, D)  

SATURDAY, APRIL 29: An optional trip to Dead Sea and Masada. Otherwise, a free day to enjoy on your own before we enjoy a festive closing dinner overlooking the Tel Aviv-Jaffa coastline. (B)

SUNDAY, APRIL 30: Tour the border fence of the Gaza Strip and see an observation outpost, as well as a Hamas assault tunnel. VIP visit to Hatzerim Israel Air Force Base and meet with its pilots. Check out of hotel at our Mission ends. (B,L)

Join Us April 23-30, 2023  


Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M
Branch No. 93200/18
Iban: IL69 0106 3100 0000 9320 018

Zahal Disabled Veterans Fund
49 Shmuel Barcay St.,
Tel Aviv, 6139201