Israel HaYom: Knesset Christian Allies Caucus celebrates faith-based diplomacy
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) will held its official relaunch for the 23rd Knesset at the Friends of Zion Ambassador Institute on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Friends of Zion International Chairman Dr. Mike Evans and KCAC Director Josh Reinstein, addressed the attendees via video messages.
KCAC Chairwoman MK Sharren Haskel delivered the keynote address, discussing her goals for this Knesset term as well as the importance of forging direct lines of communication between Knesset members and Christian leaders around the world in order to further faith-based diplomacy.
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus works in partnership with 42 Israel allies caucuses in governments worldwide through the coordinating efforts of the Israel Allies Foundation. These sister-lobbies include the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, the only bipartisan pro-Israel caucus in Congress, as well as the European Union Israel Allies Caucus, the largest pro-Israel caucus in the EU.
"Our launch events are typically held in the Knesset with local Christian leaders in attendance. The coronavirus restrictions have actually given us a new opportunity to restructure this program and allow for a wider audience, spanning 42 countries, and the participation of world leaders and our international Israel Allies Caucus Chairman. This will bring home the message that faith-based diplomacy is the strongest weapon we have in the arsenal of international Israel advocacy," said KCAC Director Josh Reinstein.
US Congressman Doug Lamborn, Australian Minister Stuart Robert, Guatemalan Congressman Fidel Reyes Lee and Nigerian Member of Parliament Ossai N. Ossai were also among the parliamentarians speaking at the event.
"We are thrilled to host this event which celebrates the efforts which the Knesset extends in building bridges with its Christian supporters around the world," said Friends of Zion International Chairman Dr. Mike Evans.
"We have 73 million followers just on Facebook! This event will be the social media event of the year in Israel," he added.
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