Ben Shapiro is visiting Israel for Sukkot, and on Wednesday took a trip to Hebron with his family, which he describes on his DailyWire.com podcast, “The Ben Shapiro Show” as an eye opening experience.
Thousands of people were visiting Hebron that day as part of the Sukkot holiday experience.
The Hebron segment starts at 45:07 on the video below.
Went to Hebron yesterday and visited the Cave of the Patriarchs, Ma’arat Hamachpeila – the first plot of land purchased by Abraham in Israel and the gravesite of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah. pic.twitter.com/JJh3ZHm1yM
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 17, 2019
Ben also met ups with some of his fans in Israel, as he toured Hebron with Yishai Fleisher, the official spokesperson for the Jewish community in Hebron.
It also turns out that this was one of the few times during the year that the tomb of Otniel ben Kenaz, located on the Palestinian Authority controlled side of Hebron, is accessible to Jews, and a number of people took the opportunity to cross the checkpoint.
Otniel was the first Biblical judge of Israel, and the division of Hebron prohibits Jewish visitors from visiting the tomb (and most of Hebron) throughout most of the year.