While looking around at the Haaretz site, I glanced at this advert. Know anybody who went? Seems a little creepy to me… someone please tell me where the Humanitarian aspect is?
Sponsored by the Israel Law Center Shurat HaDin – “Israel Law Center is a registered not-for-profit organization whose work is made possible thanks to the support of individuals and foundations in Israel, the United States and Europe.”
Join with doctors, attorneys, accountants and professionals from around the world on a once-in-a-lifetime experience:
THE ULTIMATE MISSION TO ISRAEL
Monday, June 27 – Monday, July 4, 2005
Experience a dynamic and intensive eight day exploration of Israel’s struggle for survival and security in the Middle East today: “a military, humanitarian, historical, judicial, religious, and political reality check.”
Briefings by senior commanders of the Shin Bet security service and Mossad, meeting with high ranking officers of the Intelligence and Operations branches in the IDF.
An exhibition by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) undercover soldiers who carry out deep penetration raids in Arab territory.
Observing a trial of Hamas terrorists in an IDF military court.
Discussions with Israel’s Arab agents who infiltrate the terrorist groups and provide real-time intelligence.
Intensive, hands-on tours of the front line military positions, the border check-points and intelligence bases.
Small airplanes flight over the Galilee, moonlight cruise on the Kinneret Lake, a cook-out barbecue and a traditional Shabbat enjoying the rich religious and historic wonders of Jerusalem’s Old City.
First Class Accomodation
Five-star accommodations at the Sheraton Plaza Jerusalem (Glatt Kosher);
Three meals a day (all Kosher) and luxury bus transportation;
Coordinated by Isram Travel, the recognized leader in luxury travel to Israel.
A dedicated Executive Communications Center at the hotel will be available with Internet, telephone and facsimile capabilities;
Each mission participant will receive a personal cell phone for use while in Israel, all designed to help keep in touch with the office back home.
About the Mission
“I have traveled to Israel more than 15 times and have participated on a number of missions before, however, I have never in my life been part of such an incredible and emotional experience. Each day brought new and thought provoking speakers, unprecedented tours and visits to secured military bases we never could have gotten access to on our own. The `Ultimate Mission’ lived up to its name and is something which I will never forget. It is indeed the Israeli adventure of a life time”.
Dr. Simon Goldberg, Los Angeles, CA
“Thank you for such an oustanding trip. The Mission was extremely well planned, organized with first rate accommodations, transportation and food. It exceeded all of my expectations. Any professional interested in experiencing first hand the reality of Israel cannot miss this Mission”.
David Winer, Esq, Chicago, Il