5. Dick Saulsbury
Dick Saulsbury was one of the very first supporters of faith-based diplomacy; the idea that those who espouse Judeo-Christian values can channel their deep faith into effective political action. He models through his actions how Christians have an integral role to play in the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies. Since the establishment of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus in 2004 and later the Israel Allies Foundation in 2007, Mr. Saulsbury has supported a variety of initiatives that have strengthened the State of Israel and the well-being of its people. These initiatives have led to an enhanced relationship between Jews and Christians in the 21st century and the closest relationship that has ever existed between the United States and Israel. Mr. Saulsbury’s contributions not only led to stronger bipartisan support in the House of Representatives but also to concrete action that led to the downfall of the disastrous Iran deal, state legislation that essentially wiped out the financial BDS movement against Israel, as well as the initiation of a process that culminated in the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Dick Saulsbury was awarded the Ally of Israel Award by the IAF in 2019 at a Gala Dinner in Midland Texas. He is also a Member of the IAF’s Christian Advisory Board.
I’m happy to love Israel and happy to love the Jews because the Bible tells me to...Dick Saulsbury