Today we spent the day in the Golan. Here we see Ofer showing us how close we are to Syria and Lebanon on a hill overlooking the border region. The strategic importance of the region was underscored by stories of battles that took place here in 1967 and 1973. Below are some of our trip participants. Afterwards we took a hike up a hill to a waterfall – no pics cuz no way was I going to risk getting my camera wet. Same thing when we went rafting down the mighty, mighty Jordan river – big fun, but no pics, sorry.
Above are pics from the mall we went to for lunch. Our reform kids ate a McDonalds whereas everyone else had felafel and shwarma. Israel is the only country with surly McDonalds employees. As for that store sign, I think the unfortunately named store speaks for itself. Tomorrow we will be joined by 8 members of the IDF for the next 5 days. That ought to be fun. The trip is starting to gel – people are asking more questions and are hanging out with people they didn’t know from before. The mission of Taglit birthright-israel and Oranim will be accomplished, oh yes it will. And yes, I am already exhausted…
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