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Rescuing the Persecuted

Persecuted Christian woman (Photo: IFCJ/DonnyShawn)

As the Christian minority in the Middle East - and many places elsewhere around the world - continues to face persecution, The Fellowship continues its quest to help them. Breaking News Israel's Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz tells us about the latest efforts to aid Christians who were persecuted by ISIS terrorists:

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (the Fellowship) is calling on the United Nations to grant refugee status to Iraqi Christians fleeing ISIS. This would provide critical humanitarian assistance to them and facilitate their immigration to other countries.

The Fellowship’s Founder and President, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, recently delivered aid to help thousands of the estimated 10,000 Iraqi Christians who have escaped ISIS and made their way to Jordan. On this trip, he also announced that the Fellowship is spearheading a public campaign appealing to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN’s refugee agency based in Geneva, to help save Iraqi Christians.

“So many Iraqi Christians have experienced unspeakable pain and trauma at the hands of this barbaric terrorist force,” said Rabbi Eckstein. “While many Iraqi Christians are fortunate to have escaped Iraq alive, they remain adrift in Jordan, unable to build a better future. We urge the UN to act swiftly by declaring these survivors of ISIS as refugees, in order to extend them critical international aid.”

More than 20,000 people have answered the Fellowship’s call via their website and social media campaign by signing a petition to the UN. The Fellowship has also launched a wider public campaign to raise awareness of persecuted Arab Christians and other minorities throughout the Middle East who have been targets of discrimination and terrorism...

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