Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.

WLIW New York’s acclaimed Visions series makes an aerial pilgrimage to Israel, the world's only Jewish state – home to approximately 7.2 million and the Holy Land of the three main Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Set to ethnic music with informative narration, stunning high definition aerial footage showcases Israel in all its diverse glory, flying over sites where Jewish rebels gave their lives; where Egyptians, Greeks and Romans built outposts to their empires; and where Jesus Christ performed miracles. Witness the magnificence of the country’s many holy sites, including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, alongside such modern achievements as the ingenious irrigation system that actually helped make a desert bloom. Narrated by Israeli-American violinist/conductor Itzhak Perlman, the 20th program in WLIW’s Visions series premieres nationwide June 2008 on PBS (check local listings).

  The State of Israel celebrates 60 years of independenceIsrael Ministry of Tourism This program is made possible by Israel Ministry of Tourism, Public Television Viewers and PBS.