Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

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The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus is a caucus within the Israeli Knesset that seeks to build a direct line of communication, cooperation and coordination between the Knesset and Christian leaders around the world. Josh Reinstein[1] serves as the Caucus Director. The Caucus has been co-chaired by MK David Rotem (till March 31, 2015) and MK Gila Gamliel.

The caucus was launched by Yuri Shtern in 2004, during the "wave of Palestinian suicide bombings."[2][3]

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus inspired a network of Israel Allies Caucuses in 36 parliaments around the world.[4][5] Today, the Israel Allies Foundation[6] serves as the umbrella organization helping coordinate the work of these various caucuses into a unified pro-Israel voice.

The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus has four goals:

  • To highlight the contribution of Christians in the US, Europe and worldwide to Israel's security needs and the welfare of the Jewish people.
  • To raise Israelis' awareness of Christian support for Jewish aspirations in the land of Israel.
  • To assist Israeli Christians with bureaucratic hurdles they may encounter.
  • To educate Christians about the Jewish state in order to mobilize support for Israel.

The Israel Allies Caucus in the American Congress was modeled on the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.[7]

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  1. ^ cac.org.il
  2. ^ Lefkowitz, Etgar (1 March 2009). "Christian Allies Caucus seeks to broaden ties. MK David Rotem named new chairman of cross-party parliamentary lobby". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Knesset Christian Allies Caucus celebrates anniversary". Y-Net. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ Fendel, Hillel (28 May 2017). "What Rabbi Benny Elon Did For Jerusalem". Jewish Press. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  5. ^ Pro-Israel Congressional Caucus to Meet Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. The Jerusalem Post. February 19, 2014.
  6. ^ www.israelallies.org
  7. ^ Lefkowitz, Etgar (28 July 2006). "Israel Allies Caucus formed in US Congress". Jerusalem Post.

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