JERUSALEM, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned singer Michael W. Smith visited the Friends of Zion museum in Jerusalem. After selling more than 15 million albums, scoring 32 No. 1 hits, receiving 2x RIAA Multi-Platinum, 6 Platinum and 16 Gold certified albums, earning three GRAMMYs and 45 Dove Awards, Smith has seen it all, but the Friends of Zion Museum offered something new and amazing.
Smith, who was spellbound by the original musical score and presented The Friend of Zion Friendship Award from the Museum, said that "Friends are friends forever and no city has more friends that Jerusalem." The Award was inspired by Psalm 122: "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, May those who love you be secure."
The museum uses the most advanced technology available taking visitors on a vivid and interactive 1 hour experience. Through state-of-the-art exhibitions and displays, and a unique audiovisual innovation, the museum introduce visitors to fascinating stories of the Friends of Zion from the last 200 years.
The FOZ Museum 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. The Museum highlights the connection to Zionism from as early as the 19th century and praises the work of those who have come to the aid of the Jewish people in recent times – through the British Mandate, the Holocaust and up until the establishment of the State of Israel.
The FOZ museum was made possible by thousands of supporters of Israel from all over the world, showcasing the contribution of Israel's friends such as former US President Harry Truman, former UK Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, Prof. George Bush, who was a relative of former US President George Bush, Orde Wingate, as well as Righteous Among the Nations – individuals such as Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and the ten Boom family, who risked their own lives saving Jews who were being persecuted during the holocaust.
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: www.fozmuseum.com or by emailing our reservation department at firstname.lastname@example.org or +972-2-532-9400.
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