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(MENAFNEditorial) JERUSALEM, October 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Evangelicals have become a dominant force of support globally for Israel

Dr. Michael Evans, chairman, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center (PRNewsfoto/Friends of Zion Museum) The Feast of Tabernacles has become a magnet inJerusalem, drawing tens of thousands of Evangelical Friends of Zion from every continent. They come to express their love for and solidarity with the Jewish people. The pilgrims come to pray for peace inJerusalemand extend their blessings toIsrael. They also celebrate the joy of Sukkot by marching in the streets ofJerusalem. They come fromChina,Germany,Russia,South Africa,Austria,Brazil,the United States, and more.

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These pilgrims are unapologetically pro-Israel Christian Zionists. Evangelicals have become a dominant force of support globally forIsrael. Recently, when PresidentDonald TrumpvisitedIsrael,forty-seven billboards greeted him across the city ofJerusalem. They were sponsored byMike Evans, Founder of the Friends of Zion Museum inJerusalem, and a member of the Trump Founding Faith Board. The Evangelical vote behind Trump's pro-Israelstance was the largest turn-out in American history for any presidential candidate. It represented over 36 percent of the electorate.

One of the most visible magnets inJerusalemthat draws Evangelicals is the Friends of Zion Heritage Center. The founding chairman of the museum was the late PresidentShimon Peres. He presented the museum's award to many world leaders including former PresidentGeorge W. BushandPrince Albert IIofMonaco.

The Friends of Zion Museum is enjoying capacity crowds; so much so that its doors are now open an hour earlier and remain open five hours later - from8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. In two short years, its initiative has mobilized 28 million friends on social networks globally. One of their initiatives is the Jerusalem Prayer Team which has 27,878,323 friends and is the top Facebook site inIsrael, the second being Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) with 9,726,206.

When asked to what he attributed the astounding success, FounderMike Evansreplied, "Israelhas always had these amazing friends. The only thing that has not happened in the past is that no one has taken time to activate and educate them. We are utilizing the social network to do so.That is the reason we createdIsrael'sfirst smart museum that uses videomapping and rotoscoping technology. It is connected to social networks."

When Evans askedShimon Peresto be chairman, he replied, "Do you want to make friends? Let's do it together. It takes so much less energy to make friends than enemies, and to sustain them."

Mike Evansis a #1New York Timesbestselling author with 72 published books. He is the founder of Friends of Zion Museum inJerusalem.

SOURCE Friends of Zion Museum

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