International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

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International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Native name
Hebrew: השגרירות הנוצרית הבינלאומית ירושלים
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International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Headquarters in Katamon, Jerusalem
Location 20 Rachel Imenu Street
Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates 31°45′51″N 35°12′52″E / 31.764162°N 35.214415°E / 31.764162; 35.214415Coordinates: 31°45′51″N 35°12′52″E / 31.764162°N 35.214415°E / 31.764162; 35.214415
Opened 1980; 38 years ago (1980)
President Dr. Jürgen Bühler
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is located in Israel
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Location of International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in Israel

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) is a Christian Zionist organisation based in Jerusalem, Israel.

History[edit]

The International Christian Embassy was founded in 1980 by evangelical Christians to express their support for the State of Israel and the Jewish people, specifically the Israeli government's enactment of the Jerusalem Law and in protest of the closure of foreign embassies in Jerusalem. The ICEJ is best known for hosting an annual Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, which attracts several thousand participants from almost 100 countries.[1] The location and name were chosen deliberately to show that unlike other international groups, its members regard Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.

The Israel and German branches of the International Christian Embassy are headed by Jürgen Bühler, son of Albert Bühler, a Wehrmacht soldier who spent years in a Russian prison camp after World War II.[2] Bühler's father was aided by two Jewish families, who provided him with medical care and food. Sixty years later, Bühler spearheaded a campaign to raise funds for an assisted living facility for Holocaust survivors in Haifa.[3]

The International Christian Embassy is one of the creators of the Miss Holocaust Survivor beauty pageant, held annually in Haifa, Israel.[4]

American Christian Leaders for Israel[edit]

American Christian Leaders for Israel is a project of the U.S. Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Emma. "Christian Zionists and ...." The Alantic. 20 October 2017. 27 October 2017.
  2. ^ Son of German soldier helps open survivors hostel in Haifa By Raphael Ahren, Haaretz, 10-04-2010: "Although his father fought for the Nazis in a Wehrmacht uniform, Juergen Buehler said he was proud of his family's stance during the Hitler years. "In a way my parents and grandparents were [among] the few citizens in Germany that belonged to a minority of Christians who at least to some degree spoke up against the Hitler regime,"";websource 2010-12-15.
  3. ^ Son of German soldier helps open survivors hostel in Haifa
  4. ^ Thornhill, Ted (25 Nov 2015). "Contestants compete in this year's Miss Holocaust Survivors Beauty Pageant… and even strut along the catwalk (with the help of walking sticks)". Daily Mail. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  5. ^ ICEJ. "About - Worldwide Branches"

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