Steve Ray here concerning the current situation in Israel with Hamas
by Steve Ray on October 7, 2023
Janet and I have been watching the situation carefully in which Hamas has attacked Israel in the south.
First, we arrived home two days ago with our our two back-to-back groups. So this has no immediate effect on us or our pilgrimages.
Second, the areas in danger are those in the south and not immediately in the areas that we habitually visit in Galilee and Jerusalem.
Third, however, the situation is very tense in all of Israel right now. I’m glad that our pilgrims are back home so as to avoid the confusion. Israel cannot allow this to go on for long and they will crush the opposition in short order, as they should.
Forth, we expect things to be calm in a few days since Israel cannot allow it to continue, and they certainly have the power to stop it.
Fifth, our next trip to Israel is not for six weeks, which will by then certainly have calmed down with business back as usual. In the meantime, we will be watching carefully and post updates.
Sixth, we will not be canceling our November, December, January or February trips.