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Korean Christians greet French olim from Fellowship Freedom Flight (Photo: IFCJ)

The bridges built between Christians and Jews are what makes The Fellowship's work possible. The San Francisco Chronicle's Tia Goldenberg takes a look at the important role that evangelicals have played and are playing in providing the Freedom Flights which make aliyah (immigration to Israel) possible for so many Jewish people:

Israel's Christian allies now fund about a third of all immigrants moving to the country, according to a tally by The Associated Press.

The figures reflect the ever tightening relationship between Israel and its evangelical Christian allies, whom Israel has come to count on for everything from political support to tourism dollars.

"After 2000 years of oppression and persecution, today you have Christians who are helping Jews," said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a group that raises money from evangelical Christians for Jewish causes. "This is an amazing thing..."

"Israel has no better friends, I mean that, no better friends in the world than the Christian communities around the world," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a Christian media summit in Jerusalem last year...

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