Pilgrims, but No Progress: Israel's Wasted Tourist Gold Mine in the Galilee

With a wealth of historical places revered by Christians in the Galilee, Israel is sitting on a potential tourist gold mine. However, a visit to the area reveals four painfully underdeveloped sites.

The monk smiled as he decorated the Christmas tree at the front entrance to the Church of St. Anna. The church is located on the outskirts of the moshav Tzippori, situated on the site of the ancient Roman city of Sepphoris. As he slowly walked around the tree, he wrapped its branches with a gold-colored ribbon, repeating the process several times. He apologized that he had not been expecting visitors and went to...