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Women’s Division Israel Delegation

Forty women from cities spanning across the United States and Canada embarked on a rewarding journey throughout Israel on the Israel Bonds Women’s Division Delegation which took place October 29-November 2, 2017. The delegation marked a uniquely memorable experience for all, as attendees gathered to strengthen their connection with Israel and celebrate the vigor of Israeli women and their contribution to Israeli society. Delegates witnessed first-hand how Israel Bonds plays an integral role in enhancing the nation’s economy, as well as in the vibrancy and legacy that makes Israel such a distinctively special nation.

Participants met with notable women in hi-tech such as Dr. Eleonora Shkolnik, Executive Director of Ariel University, Nili Goldstein-Davidowitz, the founder and CEO of DAAT software company, as well as MK Sharren Haskel, the youngest member of Likud and the second youngest member of the 20th Knesset. Alona Barkat, Israeli businesswoman and owner of the soccer team Hapoel Beer Sheva also met with the group, and Nathalie Mimoun, Honorary Consul of France in Israel welcomed the women to her home for a gourmet meal and evening of dancing, art and culture. Additional meetings included Mariuma Ben Yosef, founder and CEO of Shanti House, a home for youth at risk which has helped more than 46,000 young people, as well as an afternoon with Dalia Rabin, the daughter of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin z’l after a comprehensive tour of the Yitzhak Rabin Center. Delegates enjoyed visiting revered sites such as the Kotel, navigating through the Western Wall tunnels, taking an educational tour of the Knesset, and walking through the newly established National Hall of Remembrance on Mount Herzl which recognizes more than 23,000 fallen IDF soldiers and displays their names in bricks in a commemorative 60-foot wall.
Throughout the years, Israel Bonds has made a firm commitment to connect members of the Women’s Division to the State of Israel and encourages them to strengthen their ties to their heritage though Bonds-sponsored regional events and voyages to the Jewish nation.

Members of the 2017 Israel Bonds Women’s Division Israel Delegation assemble
in front of the Kotel

The group engages on a guided tour at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv,
meets with Dalia Rabin

Women’s Division delegates tour the Knesset and meet with influential Israeli dignitaries

Delegates visit Caliber 3, Israeli self-defense counter terror & security training academy,
and participate in a Krav Maga demonstration with IDF soldiers

Participants enjoy dinner and an evening with Avi Issacharoff, journalist and co-creator of Fauda

Photography by Yossi Zamir