The announcement was picked up by the New York Jewish Week, which conducted an interview with Alan Schneider, director of the B’nai B’rith World Center.
Read highlights from the article below, and view a mention in a JBS (formerly Shalom TV) broadcast (4:40 mark):
The three-hour event, believed to be the first of its kind, will be presented free of charge by the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem.
It will hosted by a 20-year veteran Israeli tour guide, Gil Perez, and include stops at such major tourist sites as the Western Wall, a view of the Temple Mount, the ancient walls that surround the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, regarded as the site of both the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.
He said the current plan is to use one cameraman/producer, Shmuel Benhamou. And viewers will be instructed in how to text questions about the sites being visited.
“The plan is to go to one site for 45-minutes, then take a 10 or 15-minute break while we travel to another site,” Schneider said. “We’ll take another break before we get to the third site, and so on. And as we go along, we may stop tourists to ask them about their experiences. We might go to the shook [market place] and stop at a shop and bargain for a chatzka [small item]. We also may stop for lunch in the Jewish quarter. It will not be a formal show. It is designed to give people a sense that you are here on a tour.”