|Cave of the Patriarchs in Israel (via: NJJ)|
The Obed Project
“We want our groups to interact with the people who actually live there so that they can more easily discern the truth about Israel and their relationship with Israel,” Corwin said. “Our members leave something of themselves in the land.”
“This has become an addiction for me." "I cannot imagine not sharing Israel with others," she said.
“I think that owning our Hebrew roots is essential for every believing person,” she said. “How can you possibly understand the tree you have been grafted into without understanding the roots that feed you?”
Christianity & Israel
Muslims & The Pilgrimage to Israel
|According to the Israel Ministry of Tourism the Dome of the Rock is a shrine for Islam's third most holy site. (via: Israel Ministry of Tourism)|
While a religious pilgrimage to Israel may be desirable to many Muslims, the restrictions in movement and difficulties in obtaining an Israeli visa as an Arab deter some would be tourists.
"In another world, I would visit Israel and see the [Dome of the Rock]," said Muslim student Reda Hassan. "But the passport restrictions...they will not let you into some countries with an Israeli stamp."
He agreed, however, the Israeli holds a holy place in Muslim hearts. "It is just as much a muslim place as not," he said.
Jews & Israel