Evangelist Tim Moore
Lamb & Lion Ministries
"The Battle for Israel Tour"
12 Exciting Days in Israel!
The Battle for Israel tour focuses upon key battle sites throughout Israel which manifest God’s providential protection of His chosen nation. The planned itinerary for the tour is outlined below:
Day 1 - Dallas: Depart Dallas in the afternoon for Tel Aviv via Frankfurt. We will change planes very early the next morning at Frankfurt for our final leg to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 - Tel Aviv: Arrive in Tel Aviv in the afternoon. Proceed to our hotel in Tel Aviv located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. After dinner, the evening will be free for you to stroll along the Mediterranean beach or explore Tel Aviv. (D)
Day 3 - Old Jaffa and Tel Aviv: We will begin our tour of Israel by visiting the Etzel Museum — commemorating the brave fighters who pre–dated the IDF and helped secure Israel’s independence. Then we’ll go to the site where the modern state of Israel was actually born — Independence Hall. It was at this location that David Ben Gurion declared Israel to be an independent nation on May 14, 1948, fulfilling ancient prophecies regarding the end times. We will then visit the ancient port of Jaffa, located just south of modern–day Tel Aviv. It was here that the IDF fought to secure the Tel Aviv’s southern flank. Jaffa was also the port from which the prophet Jonah began his ill–fated voyage. This old city is also where Peter received the vision that called him to preach to the Gentiles. We’ll also visit the Palmach Museum — honoring another paramilitary wing that was later incorporated into the IDF. Finally, we’ll visit Rabin Square, where Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. Once we get back to the hotel, you can catch up on sleep from the flight over or enjoy another evening along the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (B, L, D)
Day 4 -Tel Aviv to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee: We will hit the ground early this morning as we begin traveling along the Via Mares — the “Way of the Sea”) toward Tiberias. We will visit Ebenezer — the site where Israel fought the Philistines and the Ark of the Covenant was lost. If time allows, we will visit Mount Carmel, where Elijah did battle with the prophets of Baal. We’ll also go to Tel Megiddo, the ancient city overlooking the valley that Napolean declared the world’s most perfect battlefield. You’ll look across the Valley of Armageddon where the armies of the world will gather to rebel against the Anti–Christ. Given their animosity toward Jesus Christ, He will defeat them with a word of His mouth as he descends to reign in Jerusalem. While at Megiddo, the ancient fortress city that guarded the approach to the valley, we will tour the tell and its fascinating water tunnel. After eating lunch at the Meggido kibbutz, we will also go to Gideon Spring, where Gideon asked the Lord to confirm his calling and then called down his army so that there would be no doubt that the Lord delivered the victory. Along the way, we’ll also visit Mount Gilboa, where Saul and Jonathan died fighting the Philistines. Other surprises might be in store for this day, but we will eventually end up at our hotel in Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Galilee Area: This will be a day focused on the northern flank of Israel — the Golan Heights. We will visit several battlefields on the Golan, including Tel Hazor, Tel Faher, and Mount Bental. From this high country, Hafez Assad used to bombard the Jews throughout the Galilee with artillery and rocket fire. To this day, Syria poses a tremendous threat on Is-rael’s northern border — now due to chaos and the Islamic State as well as Syrian forces themselves. The battle sites from 1967 and 1973 mark the location of hard–won victories for Israel. We will also visit Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus asked His disciples who they believed Him to be. In the timeless battle for men’s souls, that question continues to reverberate today. No other answer is as important in the eternal sense. Time permit-ting, we will also visit Kursi, Gamla, and the Nimrod Fortress. After a full day, we’ll return to our hotel in Tiberias. After dinner that evening, we’ll hear from a couple who serve as missionaries to the Druze people in the Galilee region. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Northern Israel and the Golan Heights: We will start out early to venture toward the Lebanese border. We’ll visit Mt Adir — overlooking a battle site from the 2006 war. Once a relatively stable northern border, Lebanon became increasingly turbulent as it fell under the sway of Iran. Paramilitary terrorist groups were emboldened to serve as proxy antagonists for the radicalized Iranian state. Over the years, Israel has been subjected to near–constant probes and attacks from Hezbollah, which has periodically erupted into full–scale conflict. If time allows, we will also visit the crusader fortress at Acco — where ostensibly Christian Crusaders maintained a presence in the Holy Land during the Middle Ages. Although they came to free the holy sites from the Muslims who had claimed owner-ship, these often-violent conquerors were horribly anti–Semitic as well, slaughtering Jews as well as Muslims. They certainly did not provide an accurate representation of a true disciple of Christ. We will visit the site near Haifa where Napolean was defeated during his attempt to conquer the Holy Land. From there, we’ll return to the Sea of Galilee. We’ll pass by the Horns of Hattin, where Saladin’s Sunni Muslim forces soundly defeated the Crusaders and solidified Muslim control of the land of Israel for hundreds of years. Next, we’ll drive to the southern end of the Sea of Galilee to visit one of the oldest kibbutzim in Israel, Kibbutz Deganya, where Moshe Dayan was born and raised (and where a Syrian tank came to a rest after one modern battle). We will conclude the day with a visit to the Christian baptismal site on the Jordan River, just south of the Sea of Galilee. Those who want to profess their faith in Christ can publicly demonstrate the victory He offers as they participate in a baptism at the Jordan River. Overnight in Tiberias. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Travel through Central Israel to Jerusalem: We will begin making our way south early this morning toward Jerusalem. We’ll visit Mount Tabor — the site where Deborah took charge of the army of Israel when Barak hesitated. Under her leadership, the Canaanite army under Sisera was defeated. Mount Tabor is also the traditional location of the Transfiguration, where Jesus glory was revealed to his disciples. They walked beside Him every day and recognized the significance of His minis-try and even His rightful claim as Messiah. Still, they had not grasped prior to that moment the overwhelming glory of His nature as the Son of God. Even then, they mistakenly presumed to equate the revered Old Testament saints who appeared with Him. We will take the opportunity to magnify the One who commands the armies of heaven. We’ll also stop to walk through the incredible excavations at Beit Shean. This is the city where the body of King Saul was nailed to the walls. It is the largest excavation in the land of Israel. We will have a few other surprises this day as we follow the course of the Jordan River south toward Jericho. We will conclude the day by making our ascent to the city of Jerusalem, “the city of the Great King!” (Psalm 48:2). Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Jerusalem—Old City and New: We will start this day in and around the Holy City itself. Our first site will be the Tomb of Samuel. Also known as the Vista of Gibeon, this is where the sun stood still as Joshua and the children of Israel fought the armies of five pagan kings. In answer to Joshua’s prayer, the Lord caused the sun to stand still “for about a whole day” — giving them time to defeat their enemies. More accurately, as Joshua 10:14 records, “the LORD fought for Israel.” We’ll then proceed to Radar Hill and the Samuel Overlook — a commanding view of Jerusalem where recent battles have been waged. Next, we will go to Ammunition Hill. A desperate battle raged here between soldiers of the IDF and dug–in Jordanian forces in 1967. Deemed a critical tactical position during the Six Day War, it has now been considered a tragic victory. At the end of the day, we’ll go to the Lions Gate and follow the path of the IDF paratroopers who retook the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967, ending up at the Western Wall. If time permits, we will also visit the Pool of Bethesda and the Crusader Church of St. Anne, as well as the Holy Sepulcher (the traditional Catholic site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus). Along the way, we’ll stop in at the Convent of the Sisters of Zion where the pavement floor is located that served as the foundation of the Antonio Fortress. This is the place where Pilate judged Jesus and the soldiers scourged Him. On the way back to the hotel, we’ll visit Mt. Herzl military cemetery. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - North and West of Jerusalem: We will head back out of Jerusalem itself this morning to travel to the Elah Valley — the site of the battle be-tween David and Goliath. We’ll also visit Tel Lachish along the western ascent road to Jerusalem, where King Sennacherib of Assyria began his approach toward Jerusalem. Using bloodthirsty tactics and psychological warfare, Sennacherib attempted to defeat Hezekiah. Once again, the LORD fought for Israel—utterly devastating the army of Assyria. We will continue up the road past Latrun (and the so–called “Burman Road”) where hostile Arab villages repeatedly repulsed and annihilated the armored convoys trekking toward the besieged Jewish quarters of Jerusalem in 1947 and 48. We will spend extra time at the IDF Armor Corps Museum in Latrun. Since we will have left the city for part of this day, we will mark our “second coming” back to the city by stopping at the Mount of Olives. Not only will this offer a beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem, it will allow us to con-duct a devotional focusing on the Second Coming of Jesus. If time permits, we’ll then stroll down to a lovely chapel called Dominus Flevit before returning to our hotel. This chapel marks the traditional site where Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - South of Jerusalem (Judea and the Negev): We will start out early to go to Gush Etzion, a collection of Jewish outposts that saw intense fighting in the War of Independence. These were some of the original Moshevs (Jewish collective farms) that drew immigrants from Europe before and after World War II. Increasing Arab hostility leading up to 1948 made them dangerous places to live. The day before David Ben Gurion declared independence, Arab forces under the control of the Jordanian Arab Legion captured Kfar Etzion and killed every inhabitant except 3 men and a woman. That outrage became emblematic of the ferocity of the battles that would follow. We will then travel farther into the desolate south of Israel—the Negev. There we will visit Beer Sheba and the IAF Museum. Highlighting the dedication of Israel’s air force, this will offer insight to many of the battles that have waged in the air over the past 70 years—including Operation Moked, the daring opening battle to the Six Day War in 1967. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Jerusalem: This will be a very special day as we begin at the Friends of Zion Museum. This is a new and amazingly high–tech presentation on some of the heroes who have stood with Israel. If you don’t go to Israel as a committed advocate already, this site will convince you to join the other followers of God’s Word who have determined to bless Israel. We will then go to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus anticipated His great battle with Satan at the Cross. You can almost feel His anguish as we ponder His great sacrifice among olive trees that may spring from the very roots that bore fruit 2,000 years ago. The final site on our pilgrimage will be the Garden Tomb. It was here (or a spot literally within yards of this representative site) where Jesus was buried. On the third day, He manifested His authority and power by defeating Death itself. We will conclude our time together here with a worship and communion service. Time allowing, you will then be free to visit any site in or near Jerusalem during a “free after-noon.” Overnight Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 12 - Return to Dallas: Very early this morning we depart to catch our flight to Frankfurt. After a plane change, we continue on to Dallas/Fort Worth arriving in the early afternoon. We will return assured anew that our LORD fights for us and with new friends to last a lifetime and beyond!
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
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NOTE: The actual daily itinerary is subject to adjustment at the discretion of the tour operator.
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PRICE: Prices quoted are CASH prices per person and in US dollars and are based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Whenever possible, DC&T obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice. CREDIT CARDS may be used for DEPOSIT ONLY. Final payment must be made by personal check, cashier check, money order or cash.
HOTELS: Four & Five Star hotels throughout. Prices are based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath. Single rooms are subject to availability for an additional cost of $1100. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and Discovery Cruises and Tours is unable to do so, or your roommate cancels before departure, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge. (You may be billed after the final payment date for single room accommodations as necessary.)
SIGHTSEEING: Local transportation is by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach. The services of an English-speaking Israeli gu
AIRPORT TAXES/FUEL: $775 (actual cost as of 11/19/18) NOTE: (Taxes/Fuel Surcharges may change without notice. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.)
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Passport costs; food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular meals; optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary; accident and baggage insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; personal tips to guides, drivers and others rendering special services. Tips of $168 will be included on final invoice. In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registration or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.
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INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Cruises and Tours is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For your own protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while in Israel. Upon receipt of your statement, via an email, the link for optional insurance will be provided.
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PASSPORT: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member. No visas are required for Israel. A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of SIX MONTHS after your return date; you will be denied boarding if your passport is not valid for SIX MONTHS beyond your return date.
REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration. The deposit may be charged to your VISA, MasterCard or AMERICAN EXPRESS. Registrations received inside ninety (90) days must be accompanied by full payment. A $30 LATE REGISTRATION fee will be assessed.
PAYMENTS: After you have registered for a tour, you will receive an invoice with final payment amount and date due. Final payments should be made payable to DISCOVERY CRUISES AND TOURS and must be received ninety (90) days prior to departure. Final payments received inside ninety (90) days will be assessed a $30 LATE PAYMENT fee. NOTE: ALL reservations not fully paid by the ninety-day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held responsible.
AIRLINE SEATS: Seats without a deposit must be released 100 days from departure. If you cancel your seat with DC&T in writing within the 100 days there is a penalty of $100 per person.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership for any reason up to 90 days prior to departure, there will be a cancellation fee of two hundred dollars ($200) to cover administrative and communication costs. For cancellations from 90-75 days prior to departure there will be a cancellation fee of $500. Cancellations received 74-59 days prior to departure: penalty is 25% of tour cost; 58-30 days: penalty is 50% of tour cost; NO REFUND for cancellations within twenty-nine (29) days of departure -- trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available and is highly recommended. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Discovery Cruises and Tours in writing. Phone calls for cancellations cannot be accepted.
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