Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Israel's Latest Tourist Attraction

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
Pilgrims can "walk in Jesus' footsteps" under the Sea of Galilee. The Israel National Parks Authority is building a 28-foot by 13-foot bridge that will be submerged under 2 inches of water, allowing visitors to simulate Christ's miraculous walk, the Associated Press said. The parks authority talked with local Christian leaders to make sure the idea was not offensive or in bad taste, said Zeev Margalit, head of planning. They said that the bridge would "not hurt the feelings of the Christian tourists." An estimated 4 million religious pilgrims are expected to visit Israel in 2000. (From Religion Today)

What next! Anything to keep the touristÕs money rolling in.

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