Jul 11 2011
Sadly, they have to go there in a bulletproof bus.
CNN – Boarding a bulletproof bus to travel through one of the Middle East’s perennial hot spots may not be most people’s idea of a fun vacation activity, but for a growing number of Christians, visiting
West Bank Samaria and Judea areas is becoming an obligatory part of their visit to the Holy Land. Several Austrian tourists came to tour the Israeli neighborhood of Shilo, where the Bible says the sanctuary for the tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written – a place known as the Tabernacle – resided for nearly four centuries. “It’s a very significant place in the Bible,” she said. “And it’s important for us to see where the roots lie and to be here ourselves.”
Shiloh is just one of dozens of important biblical locations scattered throughout
the West Bank Samaria and Judea, but the Austrians’ visit was about more than just getting in touch with spiritual roots. It was also about expressing support for the Jewish settlement of land Israel repossessed since the Jewish state’s 1967 war with Arab neighbors.
These travelers are members of Christians for Israel International , a group dedicated to spreading understanding of what it calls “God’s purposes for Israel and to promote comfort of Israel through prayer and action.”
Ignore the title of this video which was posted by a Jew-hater on Youtube.