Thousands of Palestinian Pilgrims Travel to Mecca

A beacon of religious freedom in the Mideast, Israel helps thousands of Palestinians travel to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.

For Palestinian Muslims, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia is a crucial part of their faith.

As a robust democracy that ensures the right to religious freedom for all, Israel helps these pilgrims by preparing the Allenby Bridge Crossing from Israel into Jordan for their arrival, making sure that law-abiding Palestinians enjoy a quick and safe crossing on the way to Islam’s holiest city.

Imagine if Israel’s neighbors protected the rights of members of all faiths to the same extent the Jewish state respects the rights of Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike