All of our itineraries are custom designed to meet your goals and expectations. We know that Israel has much to offer. In addition to the security aspect of the trip, we will supplement plenty of fun and rewarding attractions en route. Enjoying fresh Mediterranean local cuisine, tastings at boutique wineries, and taking in the amazing scenery at some of Israel’s national parks are just some of the activities that will be added to your journey.
Border areas - Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon
From strategic viewpoints we will “peek across the fence”, reviewing previous conflict zones, understanding current challenges, and forecasting possible scenarios for future conflict. We will witness firsthand the intersection of issues such as topography, population, and national infrastructure, and explore their impact in the development of Israeli strategic depth and national security doctrine.
Battle sites - 1948 War of Independence, 1967 Six Day War, 1973 Yom Kippur War
Our security tour guides will focus on both tactical and strategic battles that took place in Negev desert, Jerusalem, the Galilee, and the Golan Heights.
Let us tour Israel’s capital and explore the current security challenges. We will explore all facets of the city: East and West; Jew, Christian, and Muslim; the 1949 Armistice line, the Security Barrier and more. Life in the Holy City is exciting, vibrant, and at a constant ebb and flow.
Why did former IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Rafael (Raful) Eytan call the Battle of San Simon, which took place during the 1948 War of Independence, “the battle of his life?” Relive this battle which impacted a generation of fighters who later took command of the IDF. Trace the footsteps of IDF Paratroopers in the 1967 Six Day War as they fought their way the thru Lions’ Gate and brought the Temple Mount area under Jewish control for the first time since the Maccabee era over 2,000 years ago.
Follow in the footsteps of Golani Brigade soldiers in the 1967 Six Day War as they ascended the western approaches of the Golan Heights and conquered the strategic Syrian base at Tel Facher, paving the way for the eventual capture of all of the Golan in two days of intensive fighting. Looking over the Valley of Tears, witness where in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, one of the largest armor battles in modern history took place, as the IDF 7th Armored Brigade, heavily outnumbered by enemy forces, soundly defeated a combined Syrian Armored/Infantry Division.
Visit several communities where young farmers in the 1948 War of Independence, many of whom were Holocaust survivors, fought off an Egyptian Armored Brigade, and put a halt to the planned enemy offensive aimed at capturing Tel Aviv. How did Israel manage to include Eilat, a tiny outpost on the Red Sea, in its territory during the 1949 Armistice talks with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan? Accompany two IDF brigades as they raced down the Negev fulfilling Prime Minister David Ben Gurion’s order making sure Israel has permanent port access to the Red Sea.
The Land of Israel has struggled with supplying water for its residents since time immemorial. Agriculture, manufacturing, bathing, and drinking – without a constant water supply life would not be sustainable in a region where 60% of the country is desert. For thousands of years, the region’s inhabitants have used out-of-the-box thinking to provide water for its growing needs. Our tours will examine water delivery systems throughout the history of the Holy Land, including site visits to ancient Herodian era aqueducts, wells, and dams. We will learn about the modern marvels of the National Water Carrier, including tours of pumping stations, treatment centers, and desalinization plants. We will learn how the early Zionist pioneers made Israel’s desert bloom, and how water issues directly relate to Israel’s security.
Security Barrier and Counter Terrorism Models
The Second Intifada resulted in thousands of casualties. In response, the Israeli Ministry of Defense erected a security barrier designed to prevent the transportation of both men and materiel from areas of Palestinian control into Israel. From a security standpoint, the barrier has been a success. Our guides will explore with you areas of the barrier from both sides of the fence, from the Gilboa mountain range in the north, and all the way to the northern Negev desert in the South.
Since the 1967 Six Day War, every Israeli government, including Labor, Likud, and Kadima, has supported Jewish settlements. Our guides will allow you to see for yourself different types of settlements models in different types of areas. We will visit several settlement blocs, including Talmon in Samaria, Etzion in Judea, and the southern Hebron hills in the Judean desert. Different topography, population, infrastructure- why are some settlements considered a success, while others are still struggling decades after their founding. Meetings with local officials will shed some light on the security challenges faced by ongoing Palestinian terror.
Choose from a visit to any of the over 15 military museums throughout the country, detailing the struggle for Jewish survival in the Holy Land from the beginnings of the Zionist movement in the late 19th century and which continues to this day. The Jewish underground museums (Etzel, Palmach and Haganah) shed interesting light on the political gamesmanship and rivalries that were present in the background while fighting for independence against both Arab and British forces. Visits to Ministry of Defense museums reveal the humble beginnings of the IDF, and follow its progress which has turned it into one of the most capable fighting forces in the world today.
And many more . . . We will work with you to provide the tour that will make your trip unforgettable!