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Christians March in Support of Israel in Jerusalem

Many flags were raised in the streets of Jerusalem yesterday during this year’s Feast of Tabernacles March. During this annual event, Christians from all over the world show their love of Israel and the Jewish people by marching through the streets of Jerusalem.This joyful march celebrates the Jewish holiday Sukkot, which began last Sunday night. During this time, Jews come together and honor God for protecting the Jewish people as they wandered in the desert with Moses and celebrate the journey to the Holy Land. Jewish tradition teaches that during this feast, we should pray for the happiness of the whole world and give thanks for our many blessings.The Jerusalem Post’s Daniel K. Eisenbud writes about this happy celebration and shows how supportive Christians are during this special event:"Amid a carnival-like procession featuring live music, stilt-walkers, IDF soldiers and costumed dancers, tens of thousands of Christians from 80 countries enthusiastically converged in downtown Jerusalem on Thursday for the capital’s annual Feast of Tabernacles March. …The celebratory pro-Israel gathering infused the city with a welcome joyful respite following weeks of Palestinian rioting. As several antique cars adorned with Israeli flags slowly cruised down Hillel Street, Sam Modise, a Baptist minister who traveled with 25 parishioners from Victoria, South Africa, said he made the trip to show support for Israel… “I identify with Israel’s struggle as a nation for survival,” said Modise. “The visit to the Holocaust memorial here was very emotional for me because Jews have suffered so much. I have learned so much from this trip – more than I ever learned from reading history books or about Israel in the newspaper.” Johanna Manner, of Finland, said flying to Israel to celebrate at the march has become an annual tradition for her. “It’s a special time to be here,” she said in strongly accented English. “It’s pure joy to take part in the biblical feast, to share in the heritage, and it’s a special time to show support to Israel, also.”

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