Beit Yeshua

Israel Trip
18 October 2011
Day 7





12 October 2011

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14 October 2011

15 October 2011

16 October 2011

17 October 2011

18 October 2011

Walking from
Prima Kings Hotel
to Ben Yehuda St

The Windmill

The Jerusalem Great

Ben Yehuda

Day Parade

Ben Yehuda

19 October 2011

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DAY 10
21 October 2011

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22 October 2011

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The Eastern Gate - The Old City Wall - Jerusalem



Isaiah 62
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.


Psalm 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you. 


Day 7

Everyone was extremely tired after all the walking yesterday.  I was in bed by 9:14 pm last night and up at 7:00 am this morning.  Breakfast was at 7:45 am.

Looking down on the Prima Kings sukka where we continued to eat breakfast and dinner each day


A closer look at some of the wonderful Israeli food



Carolina was there each morning to fix wonderful omelets for those who wanted them


Haas Promenade


The bus pulled out and headed for the Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem.

It was a beautiful day as usual and also the day captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was released.  The Palestinians were protesting with a “Mini-Intifada” by burning tires at a mosque across the valley.  They were upset because only a thousand terrorists were traded for one Israeli soldier. Chuck thought he heard gunfire in the distance but we decided it was probably firecrackers instead. Our tour guide Pamela’s comment was, “It’s nothing to worry about - they will run out of tires soon”.

Before we left for Israel, Wayne Smith had prophesied that we were going to pray for the Land in high places and in valleys.  As we walked along this high promenade, we fulfilled this prophecy in part by praying and praising as we walked.

Looking toward the Southern Wall area of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Southern Steps


Haas Promenade in Jerusalem - Watchmen on the Walls 1


Haas Promenade in Jerusalem - Watchmen on the Walls 2

Lynda gets on the bus as the group moves to another location
Shmuel & Pamela Suran


We had gotten to know our tour guide, Pamela, through the course of our Israel Tour - and we were pleased to have an opportunity to meet her husband, Shmuel, and to learn more about their ministry. 

Shmuel and Pamela Suran’s ministry was established in 1985 with a vision for Jerusalem, Israel, the Church and the nations. They have a heart for biblical teaching, prayer, and a burden for personal indigenous Israeli evangelism and discipleship, and their unique calling is “to bear witness for our Lord” in His own City of Jerusalem.  During the past 25 years Shmuel and Pamela have served the Lord - helping to build and establish Messianic Congregations. Shmuel served as the Senior Pastor of Kehilat Brit Yerushalayim and is currently Pastor/Director of Jerusalem Vision.  Pamela is an intercessor, artist, and Israeli tour guide. T

Shmuel & Pamela Suran
Some of Pamela's artwork
Pamela also painted the mural on the wall in the Prayer Chapel at the Jerusalem Prayer Center
The mural features the “Seven Species” of Deuteronomy 8:8 and the words of Jesus in Matthew 9:37-38.
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out the
workers into His harvest field.”(NIV)
Websites for Shmuel & Pamela Suran
Chazon Yerushalayim

Jerusalem Prophetic Art



Walking From Prima Kings Hotel to Ben Yehuda Street

This 7th day of our Sukkot Tour was not as packed as some of our other days so Carolyn & I decided to enjoy a more leisurely day and do a little exploring and shopping on our own.  After breakfast, we left the Prima Kings Hotel on the corner of King George Street & Ramban and headed toward Ben Yehuda Street.

Near Prima Kings Hotel was a building - topped with a Windmill
that housed a Hair Styling Salon, an Asian Restaurant, an Eye-Care facility,
Miss Lagotte (a ladieswear store), and a Chabad facility





The Jerusalem Great Synagogue was located next door to the Prima Kings Hotel



The Jerusalem bus line stays busy transporting passengers all over the city
Fortunately for us, we were close enough to walk everywhere we wanted to go



Road signs all around the city in Hebrew, Arabic and English made travel easy
- but it was still nice to have a map in hand


Ben Yehuda Street

One of our favorite places to shop during our 2005 trip to Israel was Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem.  We had arrived in Jerusalem on Sunday night, but we still hadn't had the opportunity to do any shopping.  Carolyn & I decided to take this Tuesday morning as an opportunity to do our shopping.


One of the things we liked about Ben Yehuda Street was the numerous street musicians


Many different styles of music and some were even peddling their goods
This guy was one of the best we heard.  His guitar playing was awesome.


This young man was originally from Chicago


Check out the Video of his music - CLICK HERE



Some fun shopping at Jerusalem Golden ...


... at David & Dan ...



.. as well as Danny Boy's



There are a variety of other types of shops on Ben Yehuda Street


Lots of places to get something to eat




Carolyn & I stopped at Moshiko for lunch
She got a Falafel and I got a Shawarma


So many different types of vegetables with which to top your sandwich


We ate inside one of the many sukkot set up on the street


There's even an American favorite restaurant


A T-Shirt store and a Flower Shop



Numerous places to buy kippas and tallits




Lots of Jewish folks out doing their daily business




The Jerusalem Day Parade

One of the highlights of being in Jerusalem for Sukkot is being able to participate in or watch the Jerusalem Day Parade.
Zechariah 14:16 - 17
And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.  And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
Even though this scripture speaks of the Millennial Reign of Messiah Yeshua, many from nations around the world are even now choosing to come up to Jerusalem for the Feast of Sukkot.  Many of the same Sukkot tourists choose to walk as representatives with their country flag showing their love and support for Israel and the Jewish people.
Most of our 2011 tour group chose to walk in the 2011 Jerusalem Day Parade and had been invited to walk with the International Christian Zionist Center.  As it turns out, the parade was coming directly by our hotel (the Prima Kings) on King George Street, so Paul & Susan, Carolyn and I chose to stay there and watch the parade.

Melissa poses with a couple of Israelis as the group prepares for the parade walk


Police and military closed off King George Street prior to the 3:00 to 4:30 pm parade


People were sitting on the 2nd floor balcony and looking out windows
at the Prima Kings to watch the parade
There were numerous signs about Gilad Shalit around the city


Numerous classic cars led the parade


There were costumed characters and even some clowns at various places throughout the parade

To see the Video of the Stilted Animals - CLICK HERE

I always enjoy seeing the IDF Soldiers



Other young soldiers


Other Soldiers - CLICK HERE

There were representatives from countries around the world - These are just a few























More Costumed Characters


Colorful Kites with the names of the 12 Tribes of Israel











Beit Yeshua marches in the parade with the International Christian Zionist Center
Including those on the Highway To Zion Tour - the Beit Yeshua folks
There were many many many other countries represented in the parade,
but space limits me from showing all the photos and videos

Many from our tour group dropped out of the parade when they reached the Prima Kings Hotel

Most Israelis were pleased with the release of Gilad Shalit on Jerusalem Parade Day after having been held prisoner for over 5 years.  Israel had to release over 1000 convicted terrorists in order to get him returned.

Ben Yehuda Street Shopping

After dinner, many from our group wanted to walk to Ben Yehuda Street (about a 20 minute walk from our hotel) to do some shopping.

Chuck said after hearing about Danny Boy's for years, he had to buy a couple of shofars -
Some of the ladies bought jewelry as well as other souvenirs for friends and family back home



More Photos and Information From the 2011 Sukkot Trip

Day 1 - 12 Oct 2011

Day 2 - 13 Oct 2011
Day 3 - 14 Oct 2011
Day 4 - 15 Oct 2011
Day 5 - 16 Oct 2011
Day 6 - 17 Oct 2011
Day 7 - 18 Oct 2011
Day 8 - 19 Oct 2011
Day 9 - 20 Oct 2011
Day 10 - 21 Oct 2011
Day 11 - 22 Oct 2011
Day 12 - 23 Oct 2011