Exhibit: Israel - The Holy Land
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Exhibit: Israel - The Holy Land

Israel, also known as the Holy Land, is sacred to Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha'is. All faiths and religious practices are accepted and permitted in Israel.



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Israel, the Holy Land
Israel is the birthplace of Christianity, but the Holy Land is also home to numerous sites that are sacred to Jews, Muslims, Baha'is and Druze.
The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem
The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem is the path of the Passion of Christ, with the nine Stations of the Cross. The last five are located inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
The Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem
The Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem is, according to Christian tradition, the site where Jesus and the Apostles prayed immediately after the Last Supper, the night before the crucifixion.
 
The Jordan River in Israel
The Jordan River in Israel - According to tradition, this is the site of one of the most important events in the biblical narrative of Jesus' life: his baptism.
 
John the Baptist Church and the Jordan River
John the Baptist Church and the Jordan River in Israel. According to tradition, this is the site of one of the most important events in the biblical narrative of Jesus' life: his baptism.
 
Church of the Beatitudes
Church of the Beatitudes on the Mount of Beatitudes in the Galilee.
Here Jesus preached to a great crowd and delivered one of Christianity's most famous teachings: the Sermon on the Mount.
The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth
The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. According to Christian tradition, this is the site of the announcement of Jesus' birth by the angel Gabriel.
Jerusalsm is sacred to all three major monotheistic religions
Jerusalem is considered a sacred city by all three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.​
Pope Paul VI in the Upper Room (the Cenacle) in Jerusalem
Pope Paul VI in the Upper Room (the Cenacle) in Jerusalem. According to tradition, this was the room of the Last Supper.
Pope Benedict XVI at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
Pope Benedict XVI, during his historic visit, in a moment of silent prayer at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Thousands of Muslims praying near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
Thousands of Muslims praying near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem during the sacred month of Ramadan - a time of fasting and renovation.
 
Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third most sacred site for the Msulims and the biggest mosque in Jerusalem, holding up to five thousand worshippers.
The Al-Jazzar Mosque in Acre
The Al-Jazzar Mosque dominates the skyline of Old Acre, and is the biggest mosque in Israel outside Jerusalem.
Ahmadiyya Mosque near Haifa
Ahmadiyya Mosque is located in an old Arab village near Haifa. The mosque is a unique structure composed of two towers.
Makam Abu Ibrahim is a sacred site for the Druze
Makam Abu Ibrahim is a sacred site for the Druze in Daliyat al-Karmel, the biggest Druze city in Israel, located on Mount Carmel.​
Daliyat al-Karmel on Mount Carmel
Daliyat al-Karmel in northern Israel. Located on Mount Carmel, this is the biggest and most southerly Druze city in Israel.
 
The Shrine of the Bab
The Shrine of the Bab, located in the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa, Israel, is the tomb of the founder of the Baha'i faith - the Bab.
The Baha'i Gardens in Haifa
The Baha'i Gardens in Haifa. Here the Baha'i faith's world center was founded, indicating its importance to this religion.
The International Archive, sacred to the Baha'i Faith
The International Archive, which holds items sacred to the Baha'i Faith, is part of the Arc, a complex of buildings at the Baha'i World Center on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.
The Universal House of Justice, governing body of the Baha'i Faith
The Universal House of Justice is the home of the supreme governing body of the Baha'i Faith, and is part of the Arc complex situated on Mount Carmel.​
The Tower of David in Jerusalem
The Tower of David is an ancient citadel located near Jaffa Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. It has historical importance and attracts visitors from all corners of the globe.
The Belz Great Synagogue in Jerusalem
The Great Synagogue in Jerusalem. Sir Isaac Wolfson was the single greatest contributor to its construction, and his family consecrated it to the memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.
The view from Masada
The view from Masada, considered the "last Jewish citadel". The site is a natural fortress located 400 meters above the Dead Sea.
The Western Wall in Jerusalem
The Western Wall in Jerusalem, the only structure still standing from the Temple, the holiest site of the Jewish people. Millions visit the Wall to worship and leave notes containing their wishes and prayers.

All faiths and religious practices are accepted and permitted in Israel
Israel, also known as the Holy Land, is sacred to Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha'is. All faiths and religious practices are accepted and permitted in Israel.
 
Israel, also known as the Holy Land, is sacred to Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha'is. All faiths and religious practices are accepted and permitted in Israel.
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