The Rebel Media fact-finding expedition to Israel will feature visits to cities and towns around the nation's borders, including Gaza, Lebanon, the Golan Heights, and Judea and Samaria, with expert analysis on every major issue affecting Israel and the region.

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Itinerary

Note: Throughout the itinerary there are scheduled meetings and presentations. For security purposes, names of presenters, specific locations and times are not shown here, but will be available to registered attendees.


Monday - June, 25, 2018

Depart on an overnight flight to Israel.

If you make your own flight arrangements, please be sure you arrive in Israel no later than the afternoon of June 26, 2018.

Tuesday - June, 26, 2018

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport.

Assistance through customs by our airport representative.

Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv.

Check into your hotel.

Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM in the main dinning room of the hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Dinner

Wednesday - June 27, 2018

After breakfast we will have our orientation meeting with the Rebal Media staff, our tour host Ron Wexler, as well as our guides and Israel team.

Today we will spend the day in Israel's notorious "hot spot" - The Gaza Strip region - "Otef Aza." We will visit the cities and places that were most affected by Iran-backed Hamas aggression. Our visits will include, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot, and Kibbutz Yad Mordechai. These cities and towns are in the 15-30 second warning zone (maximum time to get to shelter at time of "Red" siren alerts). We will also visit a border military installation and the Erez crossing (the border crossing between Gaza and Israel). We will listen to expert analyses on Israeli military doctrine, new tactical issues (Iron Dome, drones, tunnels, the closure of Ben-Gurion Airport), and lessons learned. Back to Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Thursday - June 28, 2018

After breakfast we will prepare to depart from Tel Aviv, but before doing so we will stop to visit the historic hall (known as Independence Hall) in which David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. From here we will begin our journey to the community of the West Bank cities of Ariel and Alfei Menashe. Our focus here will be the security and defense of this stronghold in the “west bank” overlooking the heart of Israel. An incredible presentation is awaiting us here. From here we will continue for a short visit to Caesaria - the ancient Roman capital in the region.

We will continue north along the ancient "Via Maris" - the way of the sea coastal road to the peak of the Carmel Mountains where we will view the Valley of Jesrael - biblical Armageddon. We will end the day in the beautiful city of Haifa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
From our hotel we will enjoy a most picturesque panoramic view of the port and gulf beneath.

Check into our hotel.

Dinner followed by a panel discussion.
Overnight: Haifa, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Friday - June 29, 2018

Breakfast at our hotel.
This morning we will drive to Acre and begin our tour with a visit to the underground crusaders' city and halls. We will walk through the narrow passes and allies and emerge at the old port of Acre (Akko).

Continuing further north we will arrive to Rosh Hanikra to visit the spectacular limestone grottos at the Mediterranean.

This place is situated at most northern seashore border with Lebanon.

We will then continue on the northern border towards the east; this is the line of defense where Israel is facing Hezbollah and are the spots that triggered both the first and second Lebanese wars. We will view the border and see the border patrol IDF soldiers.

Here we will visit with members of one of the kibbutzim that are on the front line and meet with soldiers that are stationed at the border (pending security clearance). We will get a first hand account to the current situation in this volatile region - the border of Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

We will then make our way in-land to our hotel on the Sea of Galilee.

Evening: Shabbat Dinner and a casual gathering with our hosts.

Overnight: Tiberias, Israel
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner


Saturday - June 30, 2018

Breakfast at our hotel. We will start our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and on board we will enjoy an insightful and informative presentation. From here we will drive to the Golan Heights where we will visit Har Ben Tal and the Kunaitra border crossing between Israel and Syria. This border crossing was fought for and changed hands a number of times between the Asad army and the Syrian rebels. This place was also the site of the most heroic fight between the IDF and the Syrian army during the Yom Kippur war. If time permits, we will view the film Oz 77 about the Yom Kippur War and discuss the security issues that persist 45 years since that war.

We make our way back to Tiberias stopping for a view of the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan valley from the Mount of Beatitudes.

Return to our hotel for dinner followed by a panel discussion.
"Israel - Western society's last line of defense."

Overnight: Sea of Galilee, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sunday - July 1, 2018

After breakfast we will leave the Galilee making our way down to the Dead Sea region along the Jordan Valley and the Jordanian border with Israel via Jericho (located in the Palestinian Authority) to Masada.

This was the last pocket of insurrection in the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire where 960 men, women and children defied the might of Rome and fought for three years after the destruction of Jerusalem. We will visit king Herod's Palace, the synagogue, and a very sophisticated water and irrigation systems that are 2000 years old. On top of the rock we will hear a presentation by Ron Wexler - "Never again shall Masada fall."

Later in the day a special treat awaits us as we go bathing in the "heavy water" of the Dead Sea.

From here we will climb up to Jerusalem!
Check in our hotel.

After dinner this evening's panel discussion is: "Jerusalem & Radical Islam."

Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Monday - July 2, 2018

We will start our touring program today on the Mt. of Olives where we will have a view of the entire city spread out before us.

Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Tuesday - July 3, 2018

We will start our touring program today on the Temple Mount, the site of Al Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock.

We will see the southern wall excavations - this southern side of the temple was the main entrance for the common folk, whereas the priests and levites had their own entrance from the higher western side. We will then proceed to the Kotel Plaza - The Western Wall is the only remnant of the First and Second holy Jewish Temples. We continue through the Old City where we will trace some of the footsteps of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa, the way of the agony, and the Stations of the Cross. Continue to the reconstructed Jewish Quarter. We will walk through the Cardo, the original Roman street and see the remains of the massive wall built by King Hezekiah.
Return to our hotel for dinner.

Our program this evening is: "Security, defense & intelligence - the reality of the Middle East."

Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Monday - July 4, 2018

This morning we will begin with a visit to the Israel Museum. Here we will view the famous Jerusalem model as of the Second Temple era (King Herrod era) and the shrine of the book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. Next stop will be Yad Vashem, the memorial Center to the 6 million Jews that perished during the Holocaust.

We will then continue to Latrun, which is the official Israel Defense Force Commemoration Center and armament display. Latrun is the fortress that was strategically built on Israel's main crossroads and throughout history protected the City of Jerusalem.

The program here will include laying a wreath at the "Wall of Names."

Return to Jerusalem to visit Ammunition Hill, one of the most fierce battle grounds of the Six Day War in Jerusalem. In this side of Jerusalem, we will have an opportunity to visit another incredible site to many Christians - The Garden Tomb.

Evening program: closing meeting.
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tuesday - July 5, 2018

Depart home

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