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The history of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel goes back some 3,500 years, as recorded in the Bible. Jewish cultural, national and spiritual identity was formed in Israel, where there has been an uninterrupted presence of Jews, even after the majority were forced into exile 2,000 years ago. No nation can claim more solid religious, political and legal rights to a country than the Jewish people can to Israel.

In 1948, after millennia of persecution culminating in the Holocaust, the modern state of Israel was formed. Despite enormous challenges, Israel became a vibrant democracy, a scientific and cultural capital, a military power and a global force for progress and peace.

Landscape photo of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.

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Here you’ll find an array of useful information on accommodations, transportation, exchanging currency, Israel's climate and customs, and much more. So get the most out of your trip to Israel with the help of The Fellowship.

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About The Fellowship (IFCJ)

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

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