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IMLA MISSION TO ISRAEL

 

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The International Committee of IMLA invites you to consider participating in its second international mission. In 2016 the International Committee of IMLA led a delegation of IMLA members to Cuba to study comparative law, culture and politics. Following that very successful trip, the leadership of the International Committee has chosen Israel as the next destination for an IMLA official visit. 
While planning is still underway, the date for this mission to Israel is set for November 24 to December 1, 2018


Highlights of the trip will be:

  • Meetings with the Federation of Local Authorities and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Presentations from the Israeli Bar, members of the media, academia, and religious institutions.
  • Presentations from the Israeli and Palestinian governments.
  • Trips to the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, Masada and Bethlehem.


Look for more details from IMLA shortly, and please note the following from IMLA member Bill Mathewson.

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IMLA members can contact Ben Griffith, Chair of IMLA’s International Steering Committee, with further questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (662) 402-3133. Please be sure to copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on all inquiries.

 

Itinerary details can be accessed here and pricing details can be accessed here. The deposit deadline is April 30, 2018.

If you are paying by credit card, you will need to fill out this Credit Card Authorization Form.

  • Registration and deposit forms should be sent to Israel Seminar, attention Adina Rothman, at his email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Please note that there is a 3.5% service charge for each credit card charge. One form and charge may be for as many people as you would like. 
  • The $300 deposit for each registrant is nonrefundable.

 

Weather and What to Pack
November: Daytime temperatures will be very pleasant: 70º-ish in most of the country (but hotter at the Dead Sea). Jerusalem will be in the 70º's, cooler in the 40-50º's in the evenings. There'll be some rain - nothing torrential. Winters in Israel are mild compared to North America but can get quite cool especially at night.


Pack light for Israel, and don't forget the shades: In the winter, about the only extra layer you'll need is a light sweater and a windbreaker. Israelis dress very casually; in fact, a famous Israeli politician was once teased for showing up to work one day wearing a tie. Specific suggestions include

  • Jeans/pants
  • Pack a shell or rain jacket as well as other layers
  • Sweater, fleece jacket, hat and gloves
  • Pajamas
  • Undergarments
  • Sunglasses and a hat. You’ll find the sunlight is stronger than what you’re accustomed to, even in the winter. A hat is also useful sun protection, year-round
  • For women – have an easy, packable skirt, scarf and/or shawl for covering up in Israel’s holy places. Throw it in your bag in the morning and you’re ready for whatever stops you make
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers and sandals
  • Swimwear is appropriate year-round, whether it’s to splash in the hotel’s indoor pool or hit a beach on a warm, winter day in the southern part of the country
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent are useful items as well
  • Water bottle – it’s a dry country and you should be drinking regularly
  • It is a good idea to bring a small bag for day trips, especially for trips to the Dead Sea or Eilat
  • For hiking, you will need good shoes and a lot of water. Be sure to have either a canteen or several bottles

What documents do I need to travel to Israel?
For U.S. and Canadian citizens, all you need is a passport that’s valid at least six months longer than your date of arrival in Israel. (For stays up to three months, you don’t need a visa.)