Keeping It Israel

Israel Tourism Update with Israeli Tour Guide, Isaac Karasenti

April 21, 2021 Jeff Futers and Isaac Karasenti Season 2 Episode 5
Keeping It Israel
Israel Tourism Update with Israeli Tour Guide, Isaac Karasenti
Show Notes

In this episode of Keeping it Israel, Jeff interviews Israeli tour guide, Isaac Karasenti who updates us with how COVID has impacted and continues to impact tourism in Israel. As a result of the pandemic, Isaac has been out of work for a while, yet he talks about how archaeology in Israel has flourished, resulting in many exciting new discoveries that bring the Bible to life: In Caesarea Philippi, a Byzantine Church has been unearthed… a staircase, frescos and an exciting inscription have been discovered at Herodium… and in Gath, home of the Philistine Giant Goliath, excavations have revealed even more of the powerful city… and Ziklag – the ancient city mentioned in the Bible – has now been discovered! Isaac talks about the weekly, solitary tours he takes around his ancestral homeland; he is shocked by the closed and empty holy places in Israel – sites that are normally flooded with tourists. But there is hope: Israel is slowly opening up its borders to travellers and there is no doubt that we will all soon be able to visit the Land of the Bible once again!

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