In Israeli settlement, evangelicals help harvest grapes

Har Bracha (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Dangling off vines at Har Bracha settlement in the occupied West Bank, the grapes are plump and ready to pick. This year, evangelical Christians are volunteering for the job.Missouri-based HaYovel organises “faith-based volunteering” for Christian backers of Israel.”Our mission is to take an active role in, and educate people about, the prophetic RESTORATION of the land of Israel that is happening TODAY,” says its website. More than 450,000 Israelis live in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.Many are attracted by low rents, but others are …

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