Horshim Forest Day – Feb. 1

      Yashkeh is a survivor from the Lutsk Ghetto in the Ukraine and has written 2 books one about the liquidation of the Lutsk ghetto and one about one of the battles of the War of Independence fought after the cease fire in February 1949. Yashkeh and Miri directed the CAARI participants in painting signs and tables, raking and cleaning up nd planting trees. 

      We enjoyed a picnic lunch and traveled to our last destination in Um El Fahem an Arab Israeli city of 60,000 in the Iron valley. The CAARI program arrived in Um El Fahem at the Art Gallery of Said Abu Shakra who gave us the narrative of the Arab population in Israel and their concerns and fears and problems in Israeli society today where the Jewish population is approximately 75% and the Arab population is approximately 20%. . It turns out the Said’s daughter Melek was a student of one of our CAARI participants who is a professor at McGill. We toured the Art Gallery and drove back to Tel Aviv.  
      In the evening CAARI was privileged with the first of 2 lectures by Miri Eisen on Israel’s internal situation against the background of the current uprising and why it was started largely by Arab Youth from East and south Jerusalem. Even though everybody was tired from the forest work  –  no one fell asleep and the lecture provoked many questions.
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The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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