Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin visits the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem
"I have great appreciation for the work done in the Museum and for the friendship between different peoples, regardless of politics, simply because of their love for Israel…."
president, Reuven Rivlin, visited the Friends of Zion (FOZ) Museum
- one of the newest attractions in the very heart of Jerusalem - inviting
visitors from all over the world to experience the courageous stories of
Christians who have supported the Jewish people and the State of Israel over
the last 200 years. The Museum is located in Nahalat Shiva on Yosef Rivlin Street,
which is named after President Rivlin’s grandfather Yosef.
arrived at the museum yesterday as an official guest of the Museum's founder Dr.
Mike Evans and Israeli Chairman of the Board, Gen. Yossi Peled.
Dr. Evans and Gen.
Peled presented President Rivlin with a special piece of art from the museum.
Over 70,000 visitors have come in the first year and over 7 million Friends of
Zion worldwide have joined via social networks. President Rivlin thanked those
affiliated with the FOZ Museum for their work and stressed the importance and
the educational value of the exhibition. He expressed his “great appreciation
for the work done in the Museum and for the friendship between different peoples,
regardless of politics, simply because of their love for Israel and the Jewish
Since the Museum’s
opening last year, the International Chairman of the Board, former Israeli President,
Shimon Peres has presented along with Dr. Evans, ‘Friends of Zion Awards’ to
President George W. Bush, Prince Albert II of Monaco, and Pope Francis.
President Rivlin saw
firsthand the groundbreaking technology used in the exhibits, which allows visitors
from around the world to experience the unfolding story in 16 different
languages as though stepping back in time. Exhibits employ a wide range of
integrated and interactive technologies, from 3D presentations and giant touch
screens to video mapping projections on unique sculptures and complex rotoscope
animations that transform live-action video footage into a painted media.
The FOZ Museum
opened in Jerusalem one year ago with the vision of serving as a bridge,
enabling people from around the world to join the scores of people throughout
history who have supported the people, the promise and the State of Israel.