Start the day with a tour of the mound of ancient Ashkelon , a city with 4000 years of history, yet only small parts of it were uncovered so far. Continue to Yad Mordechai , a kibbutz formed in 1943, in memory of Mordechai Anielewicz (leader of the Gettho Waraw uprising) that in 1948 the held for six days against the Egyptian army, and eventually formed the SW border of Israel.
At the local police station you can see a display of some of the thousands of rockets launched on the city in the last decade, and tour along the special protection installed across the city.
We can than head to Beer-Sheva and visit its main attractions, as well as its nearby Tel Be’er Sheva and Air-Force Museum . Or we can drive back along the Shfela, visiting Kiryat Gat , Maresha , crawl in Bar Kokhba caves , Beit Guvrin , Battle site of David and Goliath , Khirbet Qeiyafa , Tel Lachish , and learn about the Philistines at The “Philistine Street” .
If time permits we can also visit Weizmann Institute Visitors Center in Rechovoth, the nearby High-tech zone, and the 1948 Secret Bullet Factory (“Machon Ayalon”) , or the Philistine Museum in Ashdod , where we can also dine at the excllenet “Idi” () fish restaurant..