Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story by about Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who leads for the past 25 years groups of American Christian Evangelical on a tour to Israel every year, during which they visit religious sites, listen to lectures, meet locals, public officials and politicians, all in support and solidarity of the Jewish state. Read the story online

Author: William Booth

Photo Editor: Greg Kendall-Ball

Photo Caption: A general view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea as seen from the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015. The ancient ruined desert fortress on a wind-swept  plateau overlooking the Dead Sea is seen by many as an emblem of Israel's fighting spirit, it is believed to be the place where close to a thousand Jewish rebels killed themselves and each other about two millennia ago, rather than surrender and fall into slavery under the Romans.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (not pictured) are seen as they visit the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

An American Evangelical Christian tourist, part of a group led by Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (not pictured) is using his binoculars during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is seen as he talks with an American Evangelical Christian tourist, part of a group led by him, during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is seen from the back as he delivers a speech to a group of American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by him, during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is seen as he delivers a speech to a group of American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by him, during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (not pictured) are seen as they visit the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

 With a view of the Dead Sea and Jordan in the background, an Israeli flag is seen from the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land
Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story by about Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who leads for the past 25 years groups of American Christian Evangelical on a tour to Israel every year, during which they visit religious sites, listen to lectures, meet locals, public officials and politicians, all in support and solidarity of the Jewish state. Read the story online

Author: William Booth

Photo Editor: Greg Kendall-Ball

Photo Caption: A general view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea as seen from the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015. The ancient ruined desert fortress on a wind-swept  plateau overlooking the Dead Sea is seen by many as an emblem of Israel's fighting spirit, it is believed to be the place where close to a thousand Jewish rebels killed themselves and each other about two millennia ago, rather than surrender and fall into slavery under the Romans.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (not pictured) are seen as they visit the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

An American Evangelical Christian tourist, part of a group led by Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (not pictured) is using his binoculars during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is seen as he talks with an American Evangelical Christian tourist, part of a group led by him, during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is seen from the back as he delivers a speech to a group of American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by him, during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is seen as he delivers a speech to a group of American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by him, during a visit to the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

American Evangelical Christian tourists and pilgrims led by Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (not pictured) are seen as they visit the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Mike Huckabee, Tour Guide in the Holy Land

 With a view of the Dead Sea and Jordan in the background, an Israeli flag is seen from the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in Israel, on February 19, 2015. 

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