JERUSALEM, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands of Christians will participate in the week long Feast of Tabernacles in the largest solidarity mission to Israel this year, organizers said.
A statement issued by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem said some 5,000 Christian pilgrims from nearly 100 nations taking part in the week long celebrations, will inject $12 million to $15 million into the Israeli economy during their visit.
Israel's Tourism Ministry said the participants come from countries such as Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, India, Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Finland, Norway and the United States.
Delegates Friday are set to attend a special celebration at Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea where organizers say the world's largest flag weighing more than 10 tons will be displayed.
They described the flag as a massive Jerusalem flag with the Lion of Judah depicted on it.
The visiting delegates will also participate in an array of activities in Jerusalem and tour the country during their visit.