For Marathon Runners, Jerusalem Syndrome Means Something Else

What do Japanese, Bahamians, Mexicans and Lithuanians have in common? A desire to run 42 kilometers in the Holy City.

A mysterious man walked toward the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo. Shin Chan, a travel agent who wanted to add one more treat to a travel package to Israel, wasn’t at all interested in security matters or the peace process. He got the tourism officer to make a promise. Anyone joining the trip would receive a bottle of Israeli wine.