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Flights to Israel depart from Detroit or Chicago with connections through Europe or a direct flight from Toronto. Flight arrangements will depend on cost and the size of the group. Transportation on the ground will be by bus with a licensed company and driver. Witte Travel in Grand Rapids will be handling the travel arrangements and has years of experience planning trips to Israel.
Lodging in Israel will be at hotels, all of which are modern, clean, safe, and affordable. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the hotel
The Middle East is an ever changing region and often in the news. Safety while in Israel will be a priority for the group. However, tourism in Israel has been at record highs and continues to be safe. We will monitor the current situation in Israel before and during the trip to make sure that the group is kept safe. We will also take safety precautions as we hike through rugged terrain and often hot conditions. Israel is a modern, developed country, so travel conditions will be quite comfortable for the group.
Optional Service Opportunity:
The trip could be expanded, possibly in the future, to include service time among the Palestinian Christian population in the Bethlehem area. We would work with Bethlehem Bible College and other Christian organizations in the area to serve the Palestinian community and to build bridges with our brothers and sisters living in the city of Jesus’ birth and in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Service opportunities would be available both at the college and throughout Bethlehem.