{Israel} Day 11: The Garden Tomb, Christian Quarter, Israel Museum, & 9/11 Memorial

{Israel} Day 11: The Garden Tomb, Christian Quarter, Israel Museum, & 9/11 Memorial

Our final day in Israel started early in the morning with breakfast and packing our bags for the trip home. We then met and walked the short distance from our hotel to The Garden Tomb. Originally it was believed that the place of the tomb was in the spot that is now enshrined in the [...]

{Israel} Day 10: Ammunition Hill National Memorial, Good Samaritan Mosaic Museum, Genesis Land, & Qumran National Park

{Israel} Day 10: Ammunition Hill National Memorial, Good Samaritan Mosaic Museum, Genesis Land, & Qumran National Park

We began our day visiting the national memorial of Ammunition Hill. After Israel had declared their independence, the city of Jerusalem still remained a divided city with a large wall separating the people. Families were divided across the wall and the space between East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem was a no-man’s land of unrest and [...]

{Israel} Day 9: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Knesset Building, Theodor Herzl Museum, & Holocaust History Museum

{Israel} Day 9: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Knesset Building, Theodor Herzl Museum, & Holocaust History Museum

We began the day with a trip to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where a diplomat for the North America division met with us and talked with us about his job in working with and building relationships with North America. To have such a rare opportunity with someone at that level of government was amazing [...]

{Israel} Day 7: Mount of Olives, Chruch of All Nations, Western Wall, City of David National Park

{Israel} Day 7: Mount of Olives, Chruch of All Nations, Western Wall, City of David National Park

Today we began with seeing Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives and then making our way down what is known as the Palm Sunday Path towards the city. This route commemorates the path that Jesus took into Jerusalem when palm branches were laid down for him before his arrest and then crucifixion. [...]

{Israel} Day 6: Temple Mount, Muslim Quarter, & Church of the Holy Sepulchre

{Israel} Day 6: Temple Mount, Muslim Quarter, & Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Today brought us to Temple Mount. We walked through the old city of Jerusalem and made our way up to the top of Temple Mount, passing over the Western Wall on our way. Temple Mount is where three of the world's greatest religions all come together, each claiming that this spot is a key point [...]