Pat Boone Visits Yad Vashem, Plans to Sell Israeli Land to Christian Zionists
Pat Boone, an American entertainer and evangelical Christian, is visiting Israel with a delegation led by former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
As part of his visit, Boone attended a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem on Wednesday to present the managing director of the museum’s International Relations Division a Christmas card with the lyrics to “This Land Is Mine.”
Boone, who was a hugely successful singer in the 1950s, wrote the lyrics to the song, a melody originally featured in the soundtrack of the 1960 film “Exodus” with Paul Newman. The film was based on a novel by U.S. author Leon Uris about the founding of the state of Israel.
The 78-year-old has also recently revealed plans to sell land in the Galilee to American Christian Zionists, and told the Jerusalem Post that although he was raised Christian, he has developed a connection with the Jewish people.
“I think that this is a sure way for Christians by the millions, evangelicals, who do believe God’s promises—that God has brought the people of Israel back, never to be removed again—to make a commitment. That’s what we’re doing and are urging others to do,” he said.