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Day 1

Monday
May 27th
2020

5:00 PM: Welcome and registration at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, Tel Aviv

7:30 PM: Opening Banquet at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

  • Briefing by Dr. Uzi Arad, former head of Mossad Intelligence Division and formerChairman of the National Security Council:    “The Israeli Reality in the Middle East Today – An Overall Review”
  • Introductory remarks by Shurat HaDin’s President, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Esq.

Overnight: Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

Day 2

Tuesday
May 28th
2020

Passports are required

Breakfast at the hotel

Travel to The National Olympic Range Herzliya

  • Gathering and short talk about the compound

  • Urban warfare close quarter simulation

  • Krav-Maga demonstration

Travel to Herzliya

  • Lunch in Etnika

Travel to Glilot Intelligence Center

Visit the Mossad Museum, The Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center (“IICC”)

  • Lecture by Dani L., former Mossad agent:

“Operation Moses: The First Covert Operation to Save Ethiopian Jewry”

  • Lecture by Ram Levi, founder and CEO of Konfidas:

“The State of Cybersecurity”

Travel to the IDF Headquarters in Tel Aviv – HaKirya

  • Briefing by Col (res). David Hacham, Ministry of Defense, Senior Advisor on regional affairs

Dinner at Meatos

Overnight: Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

*  Schedule Subject to Change

Day 3

Wednesday
May 29th
2020

Check out of the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel

  • Workshop with Uzi S., former Mossad agent:

“Introduction to Human Intelligence (‘humint’)”

Travel to IDF Center at Latrun

  • Briefing by Sima S., former Deputy General of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic  Affairs, and former head of research at the intelligence division of the Mossad:

“The Strategic Situation in the Middle East and Its Implications for Israel”

  • Briefing by Dana, former Mossad agent:

“Dilemmas of a Woman as an Agent”

Lunch at Air Café

Travel to Border Patrol Unit

  • Visit the headquarters of Border Patrol in the Jerusalem area

  • Tour of the Kalandia checkpoint

  • Visit the Border Patrol’s security control and observations room

Travel to the Sea of Galilee – Kinneret

Dinner at Pagoda, a Chinese restaurant on the Sea of  Galilee

Overnight: U-Suites Hotel, Tiberias

* Schedule Subject to Change

Day 4

Thursday
May 30th
2020

Breakfast at the hotel

Travel to the Golan Heights

  • Special tour: Secret Operations in the Northern Front, The Story of Legendary Mossad Agent Eli Cohen

  • Briefing by Brigadier General Gal Hirsch, Chairman of Defensive-Shield Holdings and Active Reserve Deputy Commander of the IDF’s Depth Command

Travel to Mount Ben Tal

Travel to Kibbutz Marom Golan for ATV ride

  • ATV tour on the Syrian border, following Eli Cohen’s route

Travel to Kibbutz Dafna

Lunch at Kibbutz Dafna

Travel to Misgav Am, a front line Kibbutz on the Lebanese border

  • Briefing on the Lebanese border:

“Living on the Edge, Life on the Border”

Travel to Har Adir

  • Observation and security briefing

Travel to Tzfat

  • Walking tour of the Old City of Tzfat

Moonlight Boat Cruise on the Sea of Galilee

Dinner at Decks, on the Sea of the Galilee

Overnight: U-Suites Hotel, Tiberias

*  Schedule Subject to Change

Day 5

Friday
May 31st
2020

Breakfast at the hotel and check out

  • Briefing by Shurat HaDin’s President Nitsana Darshan-Leitner: “‘Harpoon’: Inside the covert war against terrorism’s money masters”

Drive to Site of Beit Shean

  • View the excavations of the ancient Roman city

Falafel Lunch

Travel to Jerusalem

Check in at The David Citadel, Jerusalem

Candle lighting at the hotel

Bus ride to the Western Wall (“The Kotel”) in Jerusalem’s Old City

  • Welcoming in the Sabbath, “Kabbalat Shabbat” at the Western Wall

  • Traditional Dinner and Shabbat celebration in the Old City

Walk back to The David Citadel, Jerusalem

Overnight: The David Citadel, Jerusalem

* Schedule Subject to Change

Day 6

Saturday
June 1st
2020

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning prayers at the hotel or at nearby synagogues

Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

  • Special and informative tour of the heart of Jerusalem, visiting sites holy to the world’s three major religions and experiencing first-hand the city’s magical and historical sites

Lunch at the hotel

Evening: Free

Overnight: The David Citadel, Jerusalem

*Schedule Subject to Change

Day 7


Sunday
June 2nd
2020

Passports are required

Breakfast at the hotel

Short tour of Jerusalem, including the Russian compound

Travel to IDF base

Return to Jerusalem

Lunch at Olive & Fish

  • Lecture by Israel Bar Tov, former head of the Counter Terror, Counter Intelligence and Domestic Subversion divisions in the Israeli security agency (“Shabak”):

“The Challenges of Counter Intelligence”

  • Lecture by Yossi Melman, Israeli journalist specializing in security and intelligence affairs:

“The Dubai Assassination”

  • Lecture by Udi L., former Mossad agent:

“Going After the Money”

Farewell Banquet at the hotel

  • Briefing by Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, Israeli politician and former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces

  • Farewell remarks by Shurat HaDin’s staff and mission participants

Overnight: The David Citadel, Jerusalem

* Schedule Subject to Change

Day 8


Sunday
June 3rd
2020

Breakfast at the hotel

9:00 AM: Travel to “Yad Vashem” world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust

  • Tour of Yad Vashem

11:30 AM: Return to Hotel for check out

End of program

*  Schedule Subject to Change

14 Comments

  1. Steven Abromwich and Dr. Sally Kogosowski February 22, 2019 at 18:13

    The Ultimate Mission took us to roads and places never experienced before that ought to be on every thinking person’s Bucket List. It is a fantastic way to holiday while educating oneself and providing practical support to such an important organisation that is so clearly appreciated in Israel for its work in support of victims of terror and in battling anti-Israel and anti-Semitic campaigns worldwide.

  2. Richard Sutin February 22, 2019 at 18:16

    “I thought the trip was outstanding. The access was as good as I could have expected and I was particularly impressed by the sincerity and frankness of all our speakers. It is clear that it is impossible to understand the complexity of the situation without seeing and hearing it first hand”.

  3. Geraldo Lima Filho February 22, 2019 at 18:16

    “I now understand why the Mission is called “The Ultimate Mission”. It is indeed the ultimate mission, the name is not just marketing. The Mission has exceeded ALL my expectations in every possible area. The speakers were amazing and, even though they are very busy people, they actually showed that they found it important to be with us. The sites we saw were impressive, what an excellent choice!”

  4. Elise A. Reed, D.O. February 22, 2019 at 18:17

    “My experience on this tour was an outstanding one, and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in Israel. It totally changes a person’s perspective about life in Israel, and it’s a very positive change. I plan to do this tour again, for sure, and I am recommending it to my family members.”

  5. Jonathan Goldberg Q.C., Regina Skyer February 22, 2019 at 18:20

    “I had been on the “Ultimate Mission” to Israel once and thought that my fiance (now my wife) must join with me the second time round. The organizers have taken infinite care to esign a program which is simply breathtaking. They take you to fascinating places of the highest security classification where you get to meet and question the top Generals down to the simple private soldiers. You see and hear things to you could never hope to gain access otherwise. You come away with a unique and (for once) properly informed insight into the security concerns of this amazing nation state. At the same time, no sacrifice is made to one`s creature comforts, and the food and accommodation are both excellent. You will make wonderful new friends, as we did. You will be thrilled by what you see and hear. We cannot overstate the excellence of this experience.”

  6. Evelyn and Paul Jacobs February 22, 2019 at 18:31

    “We have been frequent visitors to Israel over the last 40 years, have been on several missions, and even lived in Israel with our children for a year. We thought we had graduated well beyond the tourist stage and were, in fact, a bit jaded. Imagine our pleasant surprise on the Shurat Hadin mission to have had the opportunity to acquire a much more profound understanding of the political, military, legal and moral dimensions of Israeli society. Thank you for a week very well spent, and much success with your noble work.”

  7. Howard Feldman February 24, 2019 at 18:48

    “I have visited Israel about 15 times (since 1968). I have joined Shurat Hadin on three missions. Before my first mission, I checked references. One of the references happened to be a friend who has traveled to Israel 25 times. She told me it was the best trip she ever had, and she was repeating it also. The trip promises many interesting experiences, and delivers in spades. I would recommend this to anyone, especially someone who has visited Israel before. Outstanding program, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!”

  8. Menashe Frank, Esq. February 24, 2019 at 18:49

    “The Ultimate Lawyers’ Mission wildly exceed my every expectation. There is simply no comparable way to experience Israel in these trying times. On a judicial, military, cultural and religious level, the Mission delivered every time. Whether it was observing a terror trial outside Beit El, cruising the Kinneret in the beautiful moonlight, staring down Hizzboulah terrorists across the Lebanese border, or meeting the key policy makers and shapers in Israel, each stop on the odyssey connected me more and more to the tribulations and triumphs of our amazing Israeli brothers and sisters. Thank you Shurat Hadin for the experience of a lifetime!”

  9. Ronald Swirskym February 24, 2019 at 18:49

    “Thanks Shurat Hadin for a very exciting and unique experience during the recent mission in November! The places visited were exciting and eye-opening. I had never been to these places on any of my many previous visits to Israel. Your speakers were informative, insightful, thoughtful, and very personable. The mission seems to attract a diverse and interesting group of participants. There was always an atmosphere of stimulating discussion and debate during meal time and over drinks.
    Overall, your program engaged us emotionally and intellectually in the complexity of strategic, tactical, moral, and political issues facing Israel as it meets various security and military threats on a daily basis. For those interested in such issues, this mission is a must! ”

  10. Beryl & Morris Dean February 24, 2019 at 18:50

    “This is not your mother and father’s Mission. Jam-packed with unusual and in-depth views of what is really going on in Israel’s ongoing war — it is a “find” for the novice and an eye opener for people who consider themselves knowledgeable about the Middle East. Excellent accommodations fabulous food, comfortable transportation and fellow travelers who are menschen. Nitsana is an inspired leader and Shabbat in Jerusalem is a delight.”

  11. Gale Levy, Esq. February 24, 2019 at 18:50

    I want to thank you for an amazing trip. It was far more than I ever imagined it would be. It was an awesome experience to hear from the best minds in Israel on the security/terrorism issue. The people who we spoke with were not just intelligent and completely versed in the subject matter, but they were also deep thinking, wise individuals. We also had a wonderful bunch of participants making the whole experience just plain unforgettable. Thanks again for all your hard work. It showed”.

  12. Michael Shrimpton, Adv. February 24, 2019 at 18:51

    “May I take this opportunity to thank every intelligence officer, military commander, soldier, border guard, policeman, government official, terror victim, rabbinical scholar and judge we met during the Lawyers’ Mission, not leaving out those “ordinary” Israelis gracious enough to receive us in their homes. I came away from Israel with an abiding sense of the decency and courage of its people in the face of terror, and a renewed determination to see the UK ally itself with Israel in its hour of need.”

  13. David Winer, Esq. February 24, 2019 at 18:51

    “Despite having been to Israel several times and being married to an Israeli, the Shurat HaDin Lawyers’ Mission, gave me a much greater insight into the reality and consciousness of the incredible struggle the Israelis face on a daily basis. The speakers which came from all levels of the military, intelligence, government and judiciary intrigued and greatly impressed our entire group with their articulate understanding of the Middle East reality. I came away from each meeting with a combination of feeling invigorated and more determined to stand behind Israel. 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.”

  14. Командир Марк А. Тримбл (в отставке) February 24, 2019 at 18:52

    «Конечная миссия Shurat HaDin в Израиль» предоставила информацию, которая намного превысила мои ожидания. В качестве командира спецподразделения, вышедшего на пенсию, я инструктирую сотрудников правоохранительных органов и военнослужащих на семинарах, озаглавленных «Понимание радикального ислама – Руководство по изучению терроризма для правоохранительных органов 21-го века». Доступ к информации и анализ от высокопоставленных лиц, ответственных за терроризм, от израильских военных, разведывательного сообщества и правительства, был возможностью раз в жизни. Уникальная работа Шурата Хадина в представлении жертв терроризма является поистине вдохновляющей и является наглядным примером смелого отношения израильского народа. Вы можете быть уверены, что я расскажу всем, кто посещает мои семинары о Шурате Хадин ».

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