The Israel Today and Tomorrow delegation visits the Kerem-El premilitary school in Daliyat Al-Karmel for Druze and Jewish Israelis.
(photo credit: YOAV DEVIR KKL-JNF)
Starting November 1st, the 60 members of the French delegation have been spending a busy five days touring the length and breadth of Israel. Their destinations include Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Haifa and Akko, communities on the Gaza border and communities on the Halutza sand dunes in the Negev. These fascinating places, along with the people they are meeting along the way, are giving delegates the opportunity to observe Israel from different perspectives.
“It’s very important to us to bring influential figures here and show them the real Israel,” explained Dr. Robert Zbili, President of KKL France. “We can see how journalists who have taken part in earlier missions have achieved a better understanding of Israel, and it is reflected in what they write.”Delegate Jean-Luc Lagleize, a member of the French parliament (the National Assembly), told us:
“This trip has given me the opportunity to get to know new places in Israel where I didn’t stop on previous visits. Each time I come here I see new facets of the country, and every trip is different from the one before.”
The itinerary for the visit was organized in conjunction with KKL-JNF’s Tourism Department, and emphasis was placed on two important aspects of Israel life: coexistence
. “Many people abroad know only Israel’s negative aspects, as presented in the media. We show them the country’s positive sides,” said Tourism Department Director Shlomo Ben Haiem.
Read more, see photos of the coexistence projects visited by the Israel Today and Tomorrow delegation