Santa Claus sends greetings to children everywhere
Jerusalem's Santa Claus, Issa Annis Kassissieh, filmed a video of Christmas wishes. On the Golan Heights, the images highlight the holy places and the breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee. Issa, the Holy Land's official ambassador and Santa Claus, a graduate of CWH Santa Claus School in Michigan, USA, began his career 15 years ago as a Santa Claus in Jerusalem and took over as Santa's official ambassador to the Holy Land. the last six years.
According to Issa, he chose to film this year's Christmas card on the Golan Heights because it is a unique area that combines rivers, orchards and vineyards, hiking and biking trails, spectacular views of the Sea of Galilee and, not Lastly, holy places so beloved by Christians all over the world. He added that he is looking forward to returning to the Golan Heights, when the winter will make its presence felt and the area will be covered in snow.
Santa Claus of Jerusalem, Issa Annis Kassissieh
Santa's journey began at sunrise, on a kayak on the Jordan River, with the Christmas tree and the indispensable gifts, followed by a walk through the citrus and almond orchards typical of the Golan Heights. Issa ended his day in Kursi National Park, where the Pig Miracle is located. There, as the sun set over the Sea of Galilee, he conveyed the message of love, peace, and joy to the children of the Golan Heights.
Israeli Minister of Tourism Yoel Razvozov: "Promoting religious tourism in the Holy Land around the world is one of my most important missions as Minister of Tourism. Religious tourism builds bridges between peoples and countries, strengthens our international and diplomatic relations, and is an important anchor for future tourism. The Israeli Ministry of Tourism will continue to invest resources and make significant efforts to maintain, improve and make accessible tourist sites that are meaningful to all faiths for tourists around the world. ”