The existence of Israel is one of the greatest miracles of our time. On May 14, 1948 David Ben Gurion signed the Declaration of Independence together with the National Council and proclaimed the State of Israel as head of the provisional government. On May 14, the eventful history of the modern State of Israel began. However, throughout the more than 70 years of its history, Israel was mostly on its own.

In view of the growing hatred of Jews and antisemitism worldwide, many Israelis ask themselves: “Where are our friends who we can really rely on and who will celebrate life in Israel with us on the streets on May 14, 2020 and who will stand by our side?”

The prophet Isaiah testifies that Israel is the light of the nations. Will you be there when both Christians and Jews will stand together in seven cities at the March of the Nations on May 14, 2020 to be a light together?

What to expect at the March of the Nations:

  • Be prepared through the groundbreaking conference in Haifa: When the power of the Holy Spirit, Jewish life and reconciliation come together.
  • Delve into the founding history of Israel: The Night to Honor Israel with a special performance of the Exodus 1947 Musical and guests from politics and society.
  • Experience Israel firsthand: unforgettable personal encounters with Holocaust survivors and their families.
  • Be an ambassador for your nation: unique Marches of friendship with thousands of Israelis in seven cities of Israel.

See what happened 2019

The March of Life Movement

The March of Life movement started in Germany in 2007, when descendants of Nazi perpetrators broke the silence about their terrible family history and met with Holocaust survivors and their descendants – the result: healing, friendship and new life! But it did not just stay in Germany: about 40,000 people have taken to the streets in more than 20 nations and 400 cities with a joint voice for remembrance and reconciliation – against anti-Semitism and for Israel.

 

More information on: www.marchoflife.org

The Cities

Each city has its own story to tell and is a symbol for the entire country. 

Haifa

Haifa with the country’s largest harbor is considered the “Gateway to Israel. This was where most Holocaust survivors set foot on the promised land for the first time after World War II – including the passengers of the “Exodus 1947”. Today Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and a centre for culture, trade and science.  

Metula and Kiryat Shmona

Metula and Kiryat Shmona are located in the far north of the country, directly on the border with Lebanon. The constant threat from the rockets and terror tunnels of Hezbollah stand in stark contrast to the beautiful landscape directly at the Hula Valley and the positive and creative attitude of the inhabitants.  

Tiberias

Tiberias is beautifully situated on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and, with the many influential rabbis who lived here, it has great historical significance for Jewish culture. The first kibbutzim, which played a decisive role in the emergence of the State of Israel, were built around the city. The March of the Nations takes place here for the second time.  

Pardes Hanna

Pardes Hanna, named after Hanna Rothschild, was founded in 1929 and stands for the Jewish pioneering spirit long before the state of Israel was founded. Today, Pardes Hanna-Karkur is a lively Israeli city with almost 50,000 inhabitants 

Kfar Saba

Kfar Saba is located about 20 km east of Tel Aviv and is a modern industrial city that stands for high-tech Israel. During the 2nd Intifada, the city was repeatedly the target of terrorist suicide attacks. After last year’s great success, the city declared the March of the Nations an annual event. 

Eshkol Region

Eshkol Region is the district in Israel most affected by rockets, terror kites and other attacks from the Gaza Strip. At the sound of the alarm siren, the people who live and work here have only a few seconds to get to safety in a bunker.  

Program

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Haifa

4 pm:
Opening of Registration 

7 pm:
Start Event March of the Nations Conference 
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Haifa

9 am:
Worship/
Plenary Session  

11 am:
Plenary Session 
 

2:30 pm:
Seminars 

7 pm:
Official Evening and performance of the Exodus 1947 Musical
 

Thursday, May 14, 2020 Haifa and Cities in Israel

9 am:
Plenary Session 

11 am:
Departure of Busses from Haifa 

3 pm:
Encounter
Events in the cities 

5 pm:
Public “March of the Nations” in cities evening: Busses return to Haifa 

The schedule and program are preliminary and may change. A detailed program will be published prior to the conference.

Speakers

Jobst Bittner

is initiator of the March of the Life Movement, which has spread in recent years in Germany and many other nations worldwide. He is a theologian M.A. and has built Christian ministries and churches around the world with his wife Charlotte.

Yehudah Glick

is a Rabbi and a former Member of Knesset working for human rights and religious freedom on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. In 2015, he was honored with the Lion of Zion Award.

Stefan Haas

is a graduate theologian, pastor of the TOS Community Leipzig and an excellent Bible teacher, with deep revelations of the Word of God.

Edward Cwierz

is a church leader and conference speaker from Kielce and national coordinator of the Marches of Life in Poland. Since 2007, he has been organizing reconciliation meetings with Israeli youth in Kielce / Poland in the historical context of the notorious pogrom in 1946.

Music & Arts

Be'er Sheva

leads people into worship with a unique blend of modern praise music, klezmer, nigun and classic worship. The band has already played in many countries in Europe, America and Israel. They also play regularly during the services in the TOS church in Tuebingen.

YC Dance

inspires people with their repertoire of Jewish dance, street dance and ballet – giving the God of Israel glory.

Conference Prices

Regular Price:

249 USD

Reduced Rate (under 25 ys old):

149 USD

Children under the age of 6:

free (no seat guarantee)

Registration

*Please note: Contract partner for your registration and booking is WorldWide Village Travel Gmbh, c/o Rödl & Partner, Flurstrasse 55, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland, | Email: customerservice@wwv.travel | Phone: +41 (0)56 552 07 70 not Marsch des Lebens e.V. (March of Life)

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Practical Information

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Conference Language and Translation

Conference Language for the event will be English. Translation will be available at a cost into the following languages: German, Polish, Russian (French, Spanish and Chinese can be provided if there is demand).

Children / Youth

Children and youth are more than welcome for the conference and the March of the Nations. However, we are unable to provide a children’s program. We request all parents to look after their own kids.

Food

In the area surrounding the conference venue, there are numerous restaurants and other possibilities to buy food.

For May 14 there is the possibility to order a lunch package (also vegetarian).

Accommodation and Transportation

Each participant is responsible for organizing their own accommodation and transportation. However, we do offer convenient Accommodation Packages including transportation in a variety of price ranges, which you can book right here on the March of the Nations website. The Conference Fee includes bus transfer to the cities where the Marches are going to take place and back to Haifa.

Organizer

Marsch des Lebens e.V. (March of Life)
Eisenbahnstr. 124
72072 Tübingen, Germany
www.marchoflife.org

Tel +49 (0) 7071 138 9879

For Support regarding your registration please contact customerservice@wwv.travel or +41 (0) 56 552 07 70

 

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