everyone loves a parade?

who knew that the feast of tabernacles, known to me as the jewish holiday of sukkot, was the perfect time for evangelical christians from all over the world to have solidarity missions to israel, and parade down the street, waving flags, singing, and shouting that "...for the sake of jerusalem, i will not be silenced"?

well, apparently it was.

the parade is the brainchild of the international christian embassy jerusalem,
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was founded in 1980 as an evangelical Christian response to the need to comfort Zion according to the command of scripture found in Isaiah 40:1-2: "Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem..."
besides the parade, the organization also organizes a whole slewload of other events throughout sukkot.

i personally missed the parade, which traveled down the street right outside our apartment building, but a certain someone took pictures for me, which you can see here. (also take a look at the crazy picture over here).

as far as i could tell, the whole thing seemed pretty benign, but don't tell that to the orthodox folks protesting against it. it seems that christian missionizing is bad, while jewish mitzvah mobiles are sanctioned by God. who knew? go figure...

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