Program at Glance

Heritage Study Programs presents:

A Fact Finding Expedition to Israel
focusing on the region's defense, security and intelligence.


Frank Gaffney, William F. Federer
William F. Murray

U.S.- Israel relations, Hamas, Hesbollah, Radical Islamists and the regional turmoil are not only critical to Israel's welfare and survival, but also to the entire Western Society. How does the Jewish state and the West deal with the issue of security and defense?

In our visit to Jerusalem we will focus on the status of Jerusalem and the region's security & defense with some of the most acclaimed experts and teachers.

The expedition will also follow the footsteps of Jesus in Judea, Samaria and the Galilee, this includes worship and on location advanced bible study program. Some of the sessions will be in the:
Garden of Gethsemane, Temple Mount (Southern steps), Mount Carmel (Elijah contest with the Baal priests), Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee (on board a cruise), Garden Tomb (Calvary), Mount of Zion (Upper Room)

Monday, September 30 – Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Preliminary list of speakers and presenters

Dr. Dore Gold, General (ret) Amos Yadlin, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Ambassador Ali Yahya, Dr. Barry Rubin, Dr. Ron Wexler, Tom Trento, Marc Kahlberg

Please see speakers information on the bios page.

Invited guests

Natan Sharansky, Member of Knesset
Dan Meridor, Deputy Prime Minister
Uzi Rubin, Fmr. Head of Israel's Strategic Missile Defense Agency
Yaakov Katz, The Jerusalem Post's Senior Military Correspondent
Uzi Landau, Minister of National Infrastructure/Former Minister of Internal Security


Monday, September 30, 2013
Depart for Israel

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013
Lower Galilee, Nazareth, Jordan River Valley

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Dead Sea and Massada

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Garden tomb, Yad VaShem

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Garden tomb, Yad VaShem

Eilat and Petra extension tour
4 days 3 nights


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

See Detailed Itinerary for more details