Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's outgoing Cabinet Minister of Tourism, Uzi Landau wows the listeners with a statesman address in which he both encourages tourism to Israel - and appeals to Judeo-Christians to protect Israel from international leaders empowering Iran with military means and a path to nuclear weapons.
Archaeology continues to confirm history from the scriptures. Shachar Shilo, expert tour guide and Marketing Director for the City of David, presents new findings from Jerusalem on where Jesus' trial was held.
Israeli Consul to Southeastern US, Eytan Carlin emceed the program. He acknowledged Father Eamon Kelly , L.C., Vice Chargé at the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center,who brought the ancient Magdala Stone from Israel.
|Father Eamon Kelly brought Magda Stone from Galil synagogue/ tourist spot|
Believed to date back 2,000 years, the synagogue is only the seventh Second Temple–period synagogue uncovered and the oldest ruins found in the area. Workers discovered a stone engraved with a seven-branched menorah dating back to before 67 C.E., which makes it the oldest engraved menorah. Read more:
Uri Steinberg, North American Commissioner for Israeli Tourism Ministry, remarks on the event and the reciprocal relationship between Israel and Christians around the world. Christian tourism accounts for more than half of the annual tourist visitation to Israel.
John Golden, a Nashville Christian attendee, describes what inspired him from the Israeli Tourism presentation.
Mr. Golden also discusses Christians' relationship with Israel. Publisher of HolyLand Magazine, Itzhak Shani, welcomes him to visit and facilitate Mr. Golden's family to plant a tree to grow there.