The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus relaunched last week in a remarkable show of unity bringing together members of seven various Israeli political parties. The caucus serves as a link between pro-Israel Christian leaders and Israel’s Knesset, or parliament.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Friends of Zion International Chairman Dr. Mike Evans; Speaker of the Knesset Yariv Levin; U.S. Ambassador David Friedman; and caucus Director Josh Reinstein spoke at the launch event.
Foreign dignitaries attending included Australian Minister Stuart Robert, Guatemalan Congressman Fidel Reyes Lee and Nigerian Member of Parliament Ossai N. Ossai.
“Our launch events are typically held in the Knesset with local Christian leaders in attendance,” Reinstein said. “The coronavirus restrictions have actually given us a new opportunity to restructure this program and allow for a wider audience, spanning 42 countries, and participation from world leaders and our international Israel allies…faith-based diplomacy is the strongest weapon we have in the arsenal of international Israel advocacy.”
Watch the event below:
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) held its official relaunch for the 23rd Knesset at the Friends of Zion Ambassador Institute.Speeches were made by Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu TBD, Speaker of the Knesset Yariv Levin, U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Friends of Zion International Chairman Dr. Mike Evans and KCAC Director Josh Reinstein.Chair of the KCAC MK Sharren Haskel gave the keynote address discussing the importance of forging direct lines of communication between Knesset members and Christian leaders around the world in order to further faith based diplomacy as well as her goals for this Knesset term.
Posted by Jerusalem Prayer Team on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Members of the Knesset spanning seven political parties spoke about their reasons for joining the caucus and the importance of strengthening Christian support for Israel. Israeli parliament member Sharren Haskel, who is serving as caucus chair, delivered a powerful keynote address. It was streamed to millions around the globe.
“This virtual event is a perfect example of efforts that can be extended even during these times of closed borders in order to reach out to our international base of supporters and encourage them to keep up their efforts in support for Israel,” he said. “My participation over the years as a member of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus has highlighted for me how Christian parliamentarians around the world have a commitment to Israel, which lies in their hearts.
“Being unified under this network of the Israel Allies Foundation gives these politicians the ability to unite and feel inspired to bring this commitment to life, bringing their beliefs into their political activity.”
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice