Fish at an Israeli market.
Jim Baker, back row in hat, poses with Israeli soldiers and group members he traveled with to Israel.
Israeli soldiers relax outside a museum.
Lawrence resident Jim Baker, second from left, poses with family members at a military post on the border between Lebanon and Israel.
A Hasidic Jew talks on his cell phone outside the Western Wall - also known as the Wailing Wall - in Jerusalem. The wall is a remnant of the Second Jerusalem Temple, build around 70 A.D.
Golan Heights, a mountainous region in northern Israel.
The Sachne Natural Water Reserve in Israel.
Members of an American group traveling in Israel hand out gift bags to Israeli soldiers.
Members of an American group traveling through Israel hand out gift bags to Israeli soldiers.
The Sea of Galilee.
The golden Dome of the Rock, at upper left, stands out from the gray landscape in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock is the third most important pilgrimate site in Islam and is believed to be where Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac.
American Jews walk through a corridor near the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Remnants of Masada, an ancient Jewish fortress.
Jews gather for prayer at the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall.
A Jewish man prays with others at the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, in Jerusalem. Many Jews pray at the site weekly.
Young Israeli soldiers walk in Jerusalem, guns slung over their shoulders. Israel has mandatory military service for young adults.