Immerse yourself in a profound journey through Israel with seasoned travel industry experts, Debbie and Steve Green, as they provide exclusive insights during an enlightening interview with Greg Lowe.
Their recent trip to Israel was not merely about exploration; it was a heartfelt mission to support the nation in the wake of recent events. Their determination to stand by Israel, particularly in its times of need, underscores their deep connection with the country and its people. Debbie and Steve express a profound sense of responsibility to be present in Israel, emphasizing the importance of solidarity and unity during challenging times. ”
We wanted to support Israel IN Israel,” they affirm, reflecting on their decision to travel to the country despite recent turmoil. “Reconnecting with ‘our people’ when they are feeling so violated & isolated was super important to us.”
Prior to October 7th, Israel was bustling with tourists, but the landscape shifted dramatically afterward. “Post-October 7th, our presence is genuinely needed and appreciated,” they explain. Their decision to travel during this period wasn’t merely about leisure; it was about demonstrating solidarity and providing much-needed support.
Reflecting on the resilience of the Jewish community, Debbie and Steve draw parallels with historical instances of diaspora Jews rallying to aid Israel during times of crisis. “We always heard legendary stories of Jews living in the diaspora during 1967 and 1973 who jumped on planes and went to fill sandbags and roll their sleeves up to volunteer and help.
It’s our turn in 2024 to turn up & make a difference!” Their commitment to being present and actively listening to those affected by recent events speaks volumes about their dedication to Israel and its people. “People are traumatized, and many of them want to talk. We ensured we were there to listen to anyone (including strangers) who wanted to talk.”
In their insightful interview with Greg Lowe, Debbie and Steve Green provide not only a glimpse into their personal journey but also a testament to the enduring bond between Israel and the global Jewish community. For more information about Olive Tree Travel go to: https://thesocialblueprint.org.au/bus….
In addition to general travel Olive Tree Travel are able to assist with organising volunteer and solidarity missions to Israel.