Christians flock to Jerusalem for Feast of Tabernacles

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 |  Ryan Jones

Jerusalem is once again flooded with Christians supporters from around the world who have come up to the holy city to mark the annual biblical festival of Sukkot - the Feast of Tabernacles.

Over 6,000 Christians are reportedly attending the main Feast event hosted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem at the Jerusalem Convention Center, while many hundreds more are participating in celebrations put on by the International Christian Zionist Center and Vision for Israel.

With the current threats facing Israel, and an expected increase in pressure for the Jewish state to make sweeping concessions to the Palestinians, the focus of the Feast celebrations this year is decidedly more political than in recent years.

The annual gathering of Christians for Sukkot is a double blessing for Israel. First, it is a clear demonstration of the strong support Israel enjoys among hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. Second, it is the single largest injection of tourism revenue for Israel every year.

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