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Prime Minister's Council Mission to Israel and France
September 13-22, 2014

The wind-swept coast of Normandy, where Allied forces changed the course of history. Paris, one of the most beautiful capitals of the world, rich in art, gastronomic splendor and home to an extraordinary Jewish community. Jerusalem, where every stone evokes the saga of our people. Travel to three spectacular destinations and meet world leaders on this very special Prime Minister’s Council journey.

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Mission Highlights

In Paris:

  • Meetings with President Francois Hollande, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Israeli Ambassador to France Yossi Gal.
  • Talk with leaders of the French Jewish community (the third largest in the world) about Jewish life in France, anti-Semitism and Aliyah and explore the Marais, visit Jewish schools and synagogues
  • Behind the scenes visits to some of Paris best known treasures and best kept secrets
  • Cocktail Reception at the Kraemers and enjoy their gallery of one of greatest collections of 18th century French furniture in the world
  • Festive dinner atop the Eiffel Tower

In Normandy:

  • Tour the D-Day landing sites and learn about the scope and intensity of the operations from the numerous errors, communication problems, logistical problems and ultimate triumphs, as we bring those historic days to life
  • Pay tribute to the 10,000 fallen heroes (including approximately 150 Jewish soldiers) at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial - an extraordinarily meaningful, emotional, solemn and heart rending location overlooking Omaha Beach
  • Enjoy a special dinner in a French chateau on the drive back to Paris

In Israel:

  • Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro
  • Fly to the south for briefings with the heroes of Operation Protective Edge and to meet with families whose lives and businesses were affected by the war
  • Travel by helicopter to Jerusalem and enjoy a breathtaking view over Jerusalem as you arrive in time for Shabbat
  • VIP tour of the Israel Museum and meetings with Israeli business and philanthropic leaders

For an exceptional experience, contact:
Beverly.Woznica@JewishFederations.org
or: 818.383.3585

Tikva.Mahlab@JewishFederations.org
or: 212.284.6528

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Mission Cost
    (Flights to France and from Israel are not included)                                                        

    Full Mission - including the flight from Paris to Tel Aviv (economy class)*
    $8,995 Per Person Double Occupancy
    $2,395 Single Supplement
    *a limited number of Business Class seats are available on a first come, first served basis for an additional $940 per person

    Paris and Normandy only (without flights)
    $5,295 per person double occupancy
    $1,535 single supplement

    Israel only (without flights)
    $3,400 per person double occupancy
    $860 single supplement

    Hotels
    September 14 - 18, 2014 - Le Meurice Hotel, Paris                                 
    September 18 - 19, 2014 - The Ritz Carlton, Herzliya
    September 19 - 21, 2014 - The Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem

    Paris and Normandy Itinerary 
    Israel Itinerary