The Fellowship wishes our Christian friends a merry Christmas and our Jewish friends a happy Hanukkah, as both holidays overlap this year! This sacred time of year is very special in the Holy Land, where Bible stories come to life, and both Christians and Jews alike will be celebrating.
In fact, about 165,000 Christians are expected to spend Christmas in Israel, reports CBN News:
Tags: Christmas Hanukkah Holy Land
Israel is prepared to welcome approximately 165,000 visitors to the Holy Land during the Christmas holiday season.
The Tourism Ministry will help Christians celebrate the miracle of Christ’s birth by hosting its annual pre-Christmas reception for Israeli Christians and church leaders. Ambassadors, leaders of Christian organizations in Israel, and other dignitaries are expected to attend the celebration.
Christian pilgrims will also get the chance to travel to Bethlehem from Jerusalem using a free shuttle service offered by the tourism ministry on Christmas eve and Christmas Day.