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From the Lebanese Border to Eilat on the Red Sea: A Roller Coaster Ride on the Israel Express

Join Israel Matters Chair George Rooks and his wife Hila on their annual six month roller coaster ride to every nook and corner of Israel. Sunday, January 13, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Feast at the Jerusalem Festival of Light; ride with them on trips to the borders of Gaza, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon; venture out into Judea and Samaria with them and their friends at CFOIC; snorkel in the waters of Eilat; revel in the history of Masada; march with the Rooks around the Old City at midnight on Tisha B’Av with the Women in Green. Witness the hundreds of missiles and fires that assaulted Israel in the last six months and go with the Rooks to a demonstration in Tel Aviv protesting government and IDF inaction against Hamas. Don't miss this exciting presentation!

Contact George Rooks for more information.

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