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National Security Trip to Israel

National Security Trip to Israel

A Behind the Scenes Look at Israel's National Security Strategies

FDD’s National Security Trip to Israel is a seven day trip for D.C.-area professionals pursuing careers in national security and counterterrorism. The selected participants enjoy high-level discussions on Israel’s manifold regional security concerns. Previous trips have included meetings with senior Israeli, Palestinian, and American government officials, military officers, journalists, policy experts, and other key influencers. These off-the-record conversations are supplemented with hands-on activities, including visits to military bases, historical sites, high-tech facilities, and a counterterrorism training exercise with former Israeli Special Forces. Previous experiential activities have included visits to an Iron Dome battery, a Hamas Tunnel, the Security Barrier, Rawabi, and tactical training at elite military installations. Participants leave the trip with a nuanced understanding of regional security challenges and the practical skills to counter 21st century security threats.

Applications for the 2017 National Security Trip are currently closed. If you have any questions, contact

For more information or to to be notified when the 2018
applications open, please visit the trip website here.