Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bringing Israelis To Yesha to See With Their Own Eyes

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I was giving tours over Pesach in Shiloh, just north of Bet El, and saw busloads of Israelis being exposed to the Jewish towns of Judea and Samaria via an organization called Mishkefet, which means binoculars.

A Guide for Mishkefet

This is an organization that began operations about a year ago, and appears to be doing great work. So I decided to share it with you.

Somebody had a vision that said, no amount of explanations and Israel advocacy can be as compelling as seeing the disputed Judea and Samaria heartland of Israel with one’s own eyes. So they founded a group to bring tens of thousands of Israelis to see the Jewish towns and gorgeous landscapes of Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank). I think one of the people behind it is the brother of Finance Minister Silvan Shalom. I asked them what its about and their answer is in my own amateur video below:

Now if you know some Hebrew or just want to get more of a feel for what Mishkefet is doing, here is the video that they produced – in Hebrew – about themselves with some beautiful footage:

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