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Israel Christian Interest Tour - Day 1

Day 1 Begin in Jerusalem with the inspiring panoramic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. From here it is a short walk to Dominus Flevit and then a walk (or drive) to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Continue to the Temple Mount, scene of Abraham's offering of Isaac today marked by the Dome of the Rock. Then, it's on to the Western Wall, revered as Judaism most sacred site as the last remnant of the Second Temple. On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays you can see Bar Mitzva ceremonies at the Western Wall, the joyful occasion when a Jewish boy of 13 reads from the Torah in public for the first time. While at the Western Wall, arrange your schedule to join a public tour of the Western Wall Tunnels by enquiring at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation . At the Southern Wall Excavations, you can walk on the original two thousand-year old street and climbing the ancient steps that Jesus and the disciples probably also climbed. At the Davidson Center, in the basement of an eighth-century-CE palace, look into the possibility of seeing its virtual-reconstruction, high-definition interactive model, and enjoy the high-definition film open to all visitors that depicts ancient pilgrimage to the Temple in a unique way. Next, visit the City of David, where Jerusalem became David's capital some 3000 years ago. See the Visitors Center, with its excavations of the First Temple Period, Warren's Shaft and the ancient water system built by King Hezekiah to ...
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