Minister Ze'ev Elkin Visits Hebron

Elected official stops by Hebron to visit the ancestral hometown of the Jewish people's founding fathers and mothers.

22.7.16, 09:53
On July 21, 2016 Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ze'ev Elkin visited Hebron with a delegation from his Knesset office.
In the past, Minister Elkin has expressed support for the Jewish Community of Hebron. In January, during the incident of the Beit Rachel and Beit Leah buildings, Minister Elkin was supportive of residents living in buildings "that were purchased in accordance with the law."
He added, "“those who speak in the name of law and order should deal first with the Palestinian Authority... who set out to kill Palestinians who dare sell land or homes to Jews," a reference to the difficultly in real estate transactions faced by Hebron residents, both Jewish and Arab.
On Thursday, Minister Elkin visited such historical sites as the Tomb of Machpela, and the Beit Hadassah visitor's center and museum. He was shown traditional Hebron hospitality by Mayor Avraham Ben Yosef, spokesperson Noam Arnon, CEO Uri Karzen, former Member of Knesset Orit Struk, and Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, who also briefly served as a Member of Knesset in 2015.
Elected officials to have visited Hebron this summer include Deputy Knesset Speaker Nava Boker (Likud), MK Oded Forer (Yisrael Beiteinu), MK Dr. Avraham Neguisse (Likud), MK Roy Folkman (Kulanu) and others.
Knesset Minister Ze'ev Elkin writes in the guestbook at the Beit Hadassah Visitor's Center.
Noam Arnon explains to Ze'ev Elkin about the history of the Tomb of Machpela and the underground double caves.

Inside the Tomb of Machpela complex, built 2,000 years ago by King Herod the Great. Minister Elkin and Noam Arnon view the cenotaphs of the Matriarchs and Patriarchs. 
Minister Elkin, his staff and residents of Hebron enjoy refreshments at Beit Hadassah. Built in 1893, it served as one of the Hadassah Hospital's first clinics in Israel. Today it serves as residential quarters and a museum. 

Visiting the Tel Hevron / Admot Yishai archaeological park. 
To arrange a guided tour of Hebron contact us.
United States contact info:
1760 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230

In Israel contact the offices of the Jewish Community of Hebron at:
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