Guru Geri in Israel
In 2008 I was with Klaudia, Ayla and Kim as well as 9 other students and two other adults on a city twinning trip to Beer Yaakov (twin city of Bad Oldesloe). A total of 10 days in Israel, seen a lot (Nazareth, Golan Heights, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Masada, Dead Sea etc.). Me and Klaudia were on a sheep and goat farm (1000 milking) of two old people who survived from Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Were also in the Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem, which touched me deeply.
- I was also very impressed by the religious depth and problems. Jerusalem has moved to number 1 of the most exciting cities in the world. So much to see, so much history.
- Furthermore, the political and social situation is very confused and unsolved for thousands of years.
- In the Negev desert at the lowest point of the earth at the Dead Sea had been, had made the deepest mountain hike (Masada: from -373 to +33), had been in the deepest freshwater lake (Sea of Galilee). Already class.
- In October 2010 on my 127th trip abroad I was in Tel Aviv for 2 days, where I had a meeting with the National Agricultural Research and Newcastle University about an EU project application. I was in a noble 5-star hotel for one night, a second one near the beach where I jogged a distance to Old Jaffa. Very nice. Then I flew for 2 days to Amman in Jordan.
- In 2011 I was in Ramallah and Jericho in the Palestinian area. This occupied region is self-governed and economically much poorer than Israel. I was a speaker at the Alumni Event of the DAAD and a workshop of the BMBF and liaison office for sustainable land use. In Jericho, the first city in the world, the invention of agriculture and the tree from Jesus' time, Very impressive.