Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday, Sept. 3, approved building a cable car between Upper Nazareth and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor.

The Gospel Trail tourist cable car is a collaboration among the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of the Development of the Negev and Galilee, and the Upper Nazareth municipality. It will link historic and religious sites that attract tourists and pilgrims from around the world, as well as Israeli visitors.

“The Galilee in general, and the Nazareth ridge in particular, is an area in which rich history and ancient traditions are intertwined,” said Aryeh Deri, the minister for the development of the Negev and Galilee. “The cable car is good news for the people of the Galilee and the area’s many visitors — tourists from Israel and overseas.”

Tourism Minister Yariv Lenin said the cable car will itself become a tourist attraction.

The two ministries have agreed to spend up to 1 million shekels ($280,000) for initial engineering work on the project.