Corey Gil Shuster polled a handful of Israelis throughout the country from Tel Aviv to Rosh Ha’ayin to the Holy City itself, to find out how people feel.
This year’s lineup offers an eclectic program of shows and slots not only designed to entertain but also to tug at the heartstrings, raise the spirits a notch or two.
One may mistakenly assume that areas within Jerusalem containing large Arab populations are of less historical significance to Jews and Christians, yet nothing can be further from the truth.
Jerusalem is holy to three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
"The Holy Land is the only place in the world you can visit with a Bible as a guidebook."
Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch led a team from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation to extract all the notes with wooden stick.
The map presents a detailed illustration of the Jewish Quarter in the capital’s Old City and highlights many sites, including some previously closed to the public.
Orthodox Christians waving palm fronds and branches, mark their Palm Sunday at Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
"Israel is seen through a prism of so many filters and lobby groups – be it Israeli, Christian or Muslim advocacy groups. So it’s hard to get a clear understanding of what’s going on here from afar."
"It's one of the holiest sites for our religion and we prayed very hard these last three days that things would change and it would be open for us to be able to go in."