Τhe Association of Friends of the JMG organized its first trip to Israel in October 2017. 36 members of the Association travelled to Israel for a  four-day tour. The itinerary included a walk through the old city of Jerusalem, and visits of the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, the Mount of Olives, as well as excursions to Masada, the Dead Sea, the Desert, and Jaffa, Tel Aviv and the Rabin Museum.

It was undoubtedly a successful first acquaintance with the country of Israel, short but essential. Many of the participants expressed their intention to return to Israel. The Association of Friends is already thinking its next trip for the first half of 2018, which will soon be announced.