Event start: 2pm UK/ 4pm Israel
Walking on the edge of Jerusalem’s southernmost neighbourhood, Gilo, we will examine the city’s post-1967 municipal expansion, peer into Bethlehem, and understand security challenges and solutions while standing next to a section of Israel’s security barrier.
Meet your tour guide… Yoni Zierler
Yoni Zierler is the StandWithUs Israel Director of Tourism and leading tour educator. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Yoni immigrated to Israel for his last year of high-school and then served (with excellence) in the IDF’s Kfir Brigade as an infantry squad commander. Upon completing his service, Yoni enrolled in the official Ministry of Tourism tour guide course to better understand the connection that drew him to Israel at such a young age. Since passing the rigorous Ministry exams, he has dedicated his work to sharing Israel with visitors of all backgrounds – from college students and families to personalities like Harvey Keitel and Alan Dershowitz. Yoni is happily married to Yochi, and the proud father of Golan Noam.