Friends of Zion Museum also known as the FOZ Museum in Jerusalem brings stories of love and heroism to the world. Told in a beautiful way and using modern technology found nowhere else in the nation, visitors experience the unfolding story as though stepping back in time.
It is in the form of interactive displays, that appear before your eyes, accompanied by a moving original musical score, and surrounded by sound and special lighting.
Audiences from all over enter a whole new world, where they meet the biblical figures, academics, businessmen, and military officials who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples.
One of the magnificent displays at the FOZ Museum
History of Friends of Zion Museum
The museum tells the story of non-Jewish aid to the Jewish people, support of Zionism and assistance in the establishment of the State of Israel. Each of the four floors exhibits different periods in Jewish History, including the 19th century, the British Mandate for Palestine, the Holocaust and the establishment of Israel.
The museum features 7 exhibitions, combining 3D technology, touch screens, an original musical score and surround sound. All the work in the museum is local, by over 150 Israeli artists.
Touch Screen display at the FOZ Museum
Opened in 2015
The museum opened in September 2015 and is considered to be the first "Smart Museum" in Israel. The presentations are done in 16 different languages to accommodate the international audience.
Mike Evans is the founder of the museum. He is an American Christian Evangelist who has written about 70 books, many of them about Zionism. Nowadays the museum is sponsored by donors from all over the world. Its first president was Israel’s 9th president the late Shimon Peres.
Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem
Exhibits of FOZ Museum
The main one is called “Here Am I” and features seven exhibits that run through different periods in Jewish history, starting at the Biblical time and up until the establishment of the Jewish state. Every exhibit introduces different characters that have supported the Jews and Zionism, and helped establish the state.
Annual Night of Heroes at FOZ Museum
Contribution of World Figures
The museum exhibits present the contribution of the Friends of Zion such as former president of the United States, Harry Truman, Prime Minister of Britain Winston Churchill besides several Righteous Among the Nations such as Oscar Schindler. Raul Wallenberg and the Ten-Boom family that have saved lives during the holocaust while risking their own lives.
Prince Albert of Monaco received the award in 2016
Friends of Zion Museum awards
The museum awards every year the Friends of Zion award to those who have stood by the Jewish nation and supported it. The recipients by year:
2015- Former USA president, George W. Bush.
2016- Prince of Monaco, Albert II.
2017- Former president of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev.
2018- Donald Trump, President of the USA
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