Caspari Center Media Review – July 13, 2010
During the week covered by this review, we received 2 articles on the subjects of Christian sites and Christians in Israel. Of these:
2 dealt with Christian Zionism
1 dealt with Christian sites
This week’s Review carried a lengthy feature article on Ann Ayalon, “Christian Zionist” wife of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.
Calcalist, July 8, 2010
As has recently been publicized, Anne Ayalon, wife of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, converted to Judaism from an evangelical family. Under the headline “Money on the Sea of Galilee: Anne Ayalon walks on the water,” Calcalist (July 8) this week devoted a lengthy article to her cooperation with Christian Zionists of the ilk of John Hagee – together with a less conspicuous Orthodox partner – in promoting Christian tourism to the Galilee by building a hotel and resort and retreat complex: “An American Christian who converted and married Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister is founding, with an Orthodox Jew, a hotel for pilgrims on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Spiritual assistance and funding will come from an influential Evangelical preacher who is at home in the White House and has been a long-standing friend of the Deputy Foreign Minister from the beginning of the story. Add spiritual sponsorship from the rabbinic establishment, and you end up with a tourist venture all of whose participants are convinced can only do good, God willing.”
Haaretz, July 7, 2010
This piece carries last week’s story relating to Miriam’s well in Ein Karem.