How do the funds help Christians get to Israel? Do you mean Christians moving to live in Israel? On a side note, I have had a yen for the past couple of years to spend Christmas in Bethlehem and was on the verge of booking the trip this year but decided to wait until I could check out which would be the best tour company - we have few options here. I'm relieved now that I didn't go ahead with it. Yes, I understand that the Church wants to keep Christians from leaving Israel and other parts of the Holy Land. Is the Church subsidising the university education of Palestinian Muslims and is it funding an Islamic preacher in a Catholic secondary school? If so, wouldn't that money be better spent helping Christian victims of ISIS in the Levant? I'm sure that Fr. Peter Vasco is a wonderful person. He has a very tough posting. May God help, protect and guide him in his mission.