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Vacation with a difference

May 27, 2009

Modern vacation tastes have long-since evolved from the ‘sun, sea and sangria’ beloved of our forebears. 

Niche holidays are all the rage these days and a cursory browse of the web quickly throws up an eclectic mix of possibilities from this Elvis Presley-themed trip to the United States,  to a pleasant vacation in Germany looking at tractors and other farm machinery, right through to this combination “boat trip on the Seine/making a quilt” holiday. (And those are all from just one web site).

But even these high-adrenalin holidays pale by comparison to the week-long tour of Israel we spotted on the web being offered by Shurat HaDin Israel Law Centre whose motto is “Bankrupting Terrorism – One Lawsuit at a Time”.

Their “Ultimate Mission to Israel” offers a range of unusual activities sure to put the smile on any vacationers face, to whit:

- Briefings by Mossad officials and commanders of the Shin Bet.

- Inside tour of the Israeli Air Force unit who (sic) carries out targeted killings. 

- Live exhibition of penetration raids in Arab territory.

And that holiday must-have that will be sure to provide fond vacation memories for years to come:

- Observe a trial of Hamas terrorists in an IDF military court.








Its not all terrorists and targeted killings though — there’s also a chance for a jeep tour in the Golan Heights, water activities on Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and a cook-out barbecue.

The tour is due to run from June 8 – June 15 this year so we suggest you hurry while spaces are still available. As we reported three years ago, the tour is a popular event that fully lives up to its cloak-and-dagger billing.



There’s so much more to Israel than war tours and religious tours. Tel Aviv was named the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the NY Times. Trust me, its worth investigating!


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