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In northern West Bank settlement, evangelicals help harvest grapes

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Dangling off vines at the Har Bracha settlement in the West Bank, the grapes are plump and ready to pick. This year, evangelical Christians are volunteering for the job.

Missouri-based HaYovel organizes “faith-based volunteering” for Christian backers of Israel.

“Our mission is to take an active role in, and educate people about, the prophetic RESTORATION of the land of Israel that is happening TODAY,” its website says.

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More than 450,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, which is claimed by Palestinians for their future state. An aerial view shows Evangelical Christian volunteers harvesting Merlot wine grapes on September 23, 2020, for the Israeli family-run Tura Winery, in the estate’s vineyards........

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