Many of the 33 Chilean miners who survived 68 days trapped underground in a collapsed mine arrived in Israel. The men arrived Wednesday accompanied by their wives or partners.
Israel’s tourism minister invited the 33 rescued Chilean miners to spend Christmas in Israel.
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov on Monday extended an official invitation to the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued last week to experience a "spiritual journey" this Christmas in the Holy Land.
Chilean mining executive Leonardo Farkas has written $10,000 checks to each of the 33 miners that are being rescued from a collapsed mine in Chile after being trapped for more than two months.