Press Release – 17 September 2009

Thinking Israel in 2010?
Join the Zionist Council of Victoria on our “Israel Experience” Tour

After the success of its tour to Israel for 60th Independence Day celebrations, the ZCV will be once again partnering with Melbourne-based travel agents FBI Travel to offer community members the chance to travel the length and breadth of Israel in 2010.

The 2010 Israel Experience Tour will take place from May 27 to June 6, kicking off with the special sights and sounds of Jerusalem and ending in the cultural centre Tel Aviv.

The Israel Experience tour promises to be an extraordinary opportunity to visit Israel. Participants will visit well-known sites as well as those they may not usually have the chance to see on an independent trip to Israel. They will meet with fascinating Israelis in the fields of politics, media and culture, having the opportunity to discuss the critical issues facing Israel and her people.

The tour will be led by Eitan Drori who has many successful missions to his credit, and ZCV Executive Director Ginette Searle, together with a highly experienced English speaking guide.

“We are very excited to once again be putting together a tour to Israel for community members” says Ginette Searle. “We particularly invite parents and family of our shnatties and youth going on Israel programs in 2010. This tour will give them a chance to see Israel in a dynamic group atmosphere before or after spending time with their children”.
“After receiving inquiries from interstate, we are also looking forward to having participants from all over Australia join us,” she added.  

The tour price of only USD $2,220 (twin share) includes:
• Quality accommodation and meals
• Highly experienced, private, English speaking guide
• Luxury coach travel
• All admission to sites and attractions
• Special guest speakers and exclusive access to selected sites

The tour itinerary is available on the ZCV website, here at Israel Experience Tour 2010.

To register your interest, contact Ginette Searle at the ZCV on (03) 9272 5544 or Vicky at FBI Travel on (03) 8573 0915.
The Zionist Council will be holding an information evening for the 2010 Israel Experience Tour on Monday evening October 12 at 8pm in the Beth Weizmann Auditorium.
Please RSVP to the Zionist Council of Victoria on 9272 5544 or email
A detailed itinerary of the Israel Experience Tour is available at
For more information contact:
Ginette Searle – Executive Director, Zionist Council of Victoria 9272 5544
The Zionist Council of Victoria leads and encourages Jewish and Zionist activity and expression within Victoria, to represent the Jewish community, to promote and communicate Israel’s interests within the broader Victorian community and to promote Victoria’s relationship with Israel. For more information, visit the Zionist Council of Victoria website www.zionismvictoria.org.au