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Jul122015

The Holy Land's Surprising Wave of Tourism...

Despite the violence rattling the Middle East, religious tourists are flocking to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.

In an article in the Wall Street Journal July 10, 2015, Nicolas Parasie examines the rise of tourism in the Holy Land despite the unrest and violence in the area.  Despite the decrease in the Christian population, Christian tourists have gone from 33% to 56% over the past decade.

To read the entire article, please follow the link.

Christian tourists, pilgrims and clergy held crosses as they walked outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during a Good Friday procession to commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, in Jerusalem on April 10. Photo: abir sultan/European Pressphoto Agency

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