by: Edgar Asher
Friday, 12 May 2017 | It has only been a few years since the ‘Friends of Zion Museum’ opened in central Jerusalem. The museum sets out to depict the story of non-Jews who have, by their love and courage of the Jewish people, played an important role in the establishment of the Jewish state.
Using the most sophisticated audio visual presentation, virtually unique in Israel, the museum tells the story of non-Jews who, for the love of Israel and the Jewish people, contributed so much towards the establishment of the State of Israel. Often these individuals did so even though their own lives were on the line. In some cases they paid for their love of Israel with their own lives.
The exciting presentation is divided into seven separate themes—first an appraisal of modern Israel, against a biblical map of the Land of Israel. The second is an appraisal of the vision of Abraham, Moses and Ezekiel. The third theme is about people in the early nineteenth century who supported the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel. These included Willem and Elizabeth Ten Boom and George Bush, grandfather and great grandfather of Presidents Bush respectively. The fourth is about visionaries, such as Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and Lord Balfour. The fifth concerns the Second World War and Christians who saved Jews. These include Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and Chiune Sugihara. Theme six deals with the ‘Path to Statehood’ and features Orde Wingate, General Marie Pierre Koenig and Harry Truman among others. Finally in a surprise special effect, the museum features the people who support Israel now—the visitors to the museum.
The museum represents the bond between Israel and the Christian peoples.
Posted on May 1, 2017
Source: (Ashernet originally published this article on 09 May, 2017. Time related language has been modified to reflect our republication today.)
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