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Astronaut ‘fascinated’ by view of Israel from space

Just before Passover, NASA astronaut on International Space Station uploads breathtaking photo of Israel and its neighbors • “Every time we pass over, I have been fascinated with this view,” writes Jeff Williams • Photo draws thousands of comments online.

Ilan Gattegno

Days before Passover, NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams on the International Space Station uploaded a breathtaking photo of Israel and its neighbors, and shared his feelings with the world.

“We finally have a Sunday (no cargo vehicle this weekend!) with some personal time to take in the view out the window,” Williams wrote on Facebook on Sunday.

“Every time we pass over, I have been fascinated with this view, considering it contains the vast majority of Biblical history. My father, a high school history teacher, gave me a love and appreciation for history, and I have a special appreciation for that history. ‘Your testimonies are my meditation.’ It is a good day of rest off the planet!”

Williams headlined the post: “I have been fascinated with this view.”

The photo drew almost 2,000 online comments on Facebook alone. One user wrote: “Such a beautiful picture … looks like you are looking down from Heaven.” Another


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