A New Museum Tracks the History of Christian Zionists

The Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem offers a fascinating (if occasionally overdone) view of the movement.

The Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem on May 16, 2017. Nati Shohat/Flash90.

The Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem on May 16, 2017. Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Observation
March 11 2020
About the author

Diana Muir Appelbaum, a writer and historian, is at work on a book about nationhood and democracy. Her museum reviews have appeared in the Claremont Review, the New Rambler, and elsewhere.


Michael (Mike) Evans, an American author and journalist, and a Christian who has made supporting Israel his life’s work, has now built a cutting-edge museum inside a cluster of old stone buildings in downtown Jerusalem. The building, the Friends of Zion Museum, offers both an education about and a tribute to the Christians who helped make a Jewish state possible.

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