Arutz Sheva: Christian Allies Caucus launches operations in 25th Knesset
In honor of Israel’s 75th anniversary, the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) held a celebratory event to launch its activities for the 25th Knesset in the presence of Christian leaders from around the world. This parliamentary group, founded in 2004, currently includes members of the Knesset who have been involved in the caucus in previous years as well as new recruits. The caucus is co-chaired by MKs Yuli Edelstein (Likud) and Sharren Haskel (National Unity) and includes representatives from a range of political parties, including MKs Mickey Levy (Yesh Atid), Simcha Rothman (Religious Zionism), Evgeny Sova (Yisrael Beiteinu), Matan Kahana (National Unity) and Danny Danon (Likud).
The KCAC works to forge direct lines of communication between Knesset members and Christian leaders, and political representatives throughout the world. The caucus works in partnership with the fifty-two Israel Allies Caucuses in governments worldwide through the coordinating efforts of the Israel Allies Foundation.
Co-chairs of the caucus, MK Yuli Edelstein and Sharren Haskel, have been involved in the work of the KCAC for many years, engaging with thousands of Christian delegations of pastors, lay leaders, and politicians both in Israel and abroad. According to the caucuses, the leader's fluent English language skills, coupled with their desire to strengthen Israel’s reputation around the world, have made them effective leaders in building bridges with the Christian zionist community.“Whether at pro-Israel marches or visits to parliaments abroad, my work with the KCAC has exposed me to the extensive support for Israel that is especially prominent in people of faith. Deeping our ties with these Christian supporters of Israel helps us to effectively combat anti-Semitism while strengthening global support for Israel,” said Haskel.
“The importance of strengthening cooperation between Christian leaders and the State of Israel cannot be underestimated. Our goal is to build direct lines of communication and cooperation between members of the Knesset from all parties with leaders of Churches and Christian political representatives worldwide. I also hope that we can show the Israeli people the immense support which Christians have given and continue to give to Jewish aspirations in the Holy Land.” said Edelstein.
“Faith-based diplomacy is one of the most important tools that Israel has in its diplomatic arsenal,” said Director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and President of the Israel Allies Foundation, Josh Reinstein. “With antisemitism rising around the world, it is more important than ever that we continue strengthening political support for Israel while developing relationships with Bible-believing Christian leaders around the world.”
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