Israel is expecting 20 percent more Christian pilgrims this Christmas season over last year during what has become a record-breaking year for tourism here, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said on Wednesday.
On November 29th at kibbutz Beit Zera, during an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of UN resolution 181 recommending the creation of an independent Jewish State, Dean Bye, International Director of Return Ministries in Canada, led one of several tours of a former boarding school at Kibbutz Beit Zera.
Nick writes, "Our desire as Christians is that the Jewish people would take away from that evening the message that they have friends in the Christian community who will stand by them and support them in today’s climate of anti-semitism and 'anti-Israelism'."
Last week the Israeli government took a chance that the success of a few Jewish Media Summits sponsored by the Government Press Office and Foreign Ministry could also translate to Christian media.
More than 130 international journalists and media people wrapped up the first-ever Christian Media Conference Wednesday evening in Jerusalem.
CBN CEO Gordon Robertson introduced "In Our Hands: the Battle for Jerusalem" to more than 100 international Christian journalists at Israel's first-ever, government-sponsored Christian Media Conference Tuesday.
Speaking at the first of its kind conference for Christian media sponsored by the Israeli government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told participants that Christians are Israel’s best friends.
Paul Calvert of Focus On Israel-Radio speaks Gordon Robertson, CEO of Christian Broadcasting Network, at the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, October 15, 2017.
Gitte Macbeth returned to Israel this year after an absence of 26 years, serving as a delegate from Denmark to the ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles. “I want to get closer to God,” Macbeth told KNI at the Feast's first plenary session.
This year's biblical Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Israel also marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, when Jerusalem was re-united under Israeli sovereignty. And CBN'S docudrama "In Our Hands" is taking festival goers back in time for that amazing story.