Israel#s 9th President Shimon Peres and Dr. Mike Evans Met His Holiness Pope Francis, and Thanked Him for His Friendship and Support for the Jewish People and State of Israel

General Press Releases Thursday June 23, 2016 09:00
ROME--23 Jun--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
Peres stated, "Nothing is greater than the cause of friendship among human beings."

His Holiness Pope Francis, Israel's 9th President Shimon Peres, Chairman of the International Board of the Friends of Zion museum in Jerusalem and Dr. Mike Evans, the Museum's Founder made a joint statement promoting peace and calling for an end to acts of violence in the name of religion. Peres also presented his Holiness Pope Francis with a unique piece of art from the Friends of Zion Founders gallery. The piece depicts a dreamlike biblical scene of Abraham answering to the high calling on a backset with the Hebrew word Hinneni, meaning Here Am I.

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Peres and Evans also shared the story of Irena Sendler, one of the heroes depicted in the museum. Sendler, a young Catholic nurse, smuggled approximately 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and shelter outside the Ghetto. In 1965, Sendler was recognized by the State of Israel as one of the Righteous among the Nations. Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the FOZ museum, spoke of the importance of friendships between all people and nations, which is even more important today with rising anti-Semitism worldwide.

The FOZ museum is one of the newest attractions in the very heart of Jerusalem, inviting visitors from all over the world to experience the courageous stories of those who stood by in support of the Jewish people and the state of Israel in the last 200 years. Magnificently told, the museum uses groundbreaking technology, allowing visitors to experience the unfolding story as though stepping back in time. From 3D presentation and giant touch screens to projection mapping on unique sculptures and complex roto scope animations that transform live-action video footage into a painted media.

The heroes presented in the museum include US President Harry Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Prof. George W. Bush, Orde Wingate, and Righteous Among the Nations such as Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, Irena Sendler and the Ten Boom family, who risked their lives to save Jews persecuted throughout the world

The Friends of Zion Museum opened in Jerusalem last September and has set itself a goal of serving as a bridge, connecting people from around the world and motivating more communities to come out in support of Israel.

Museum Address: Friends of Zion Museum, 20 Yosef Rivlin Street, Jerusalem. The Museum is currently open to visitors, reservation recommended on the Museum's website: http://www.fozmuseum.com or by emailing our reservation department at reservations@fozhc.com or +972-2-532-9400.

Source: Friends of Zion

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