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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.

The next National Security Trip to Israel will take place June 15 - June 22, 2017.

Applications are NOW OPEN. The application deadline is February 8, 2017. If you have any questions, contact

For more information or to apply, please visit the 
trip website here.