So many Evangelical Christians stand with Israel – and their support means a lot to The Fellowship. With constant terror threats towards the Jewish state and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Jerusalem Post's Benjamin Glatt talks with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein about why The Fellowship’s Christian backing is a blessing.
“Over the past 40 years since I started the first Jewish-Evangelical dialogue, we have seen the emergence of a whole new group of tens of millions of people who stand with Israel,” Eckstein says.
Filling that gap, in came the Evangelical Christians. In the US they make up the core of the Republican Party and number in the hundreds of millions across the world, even in traditionally non-Christian countries such as China and Korea.
By harnessing their support, Eckstein and the IFCJ have brought Israel the Evangelicals’ political clout and their unconditional love and commitment to help Israel and the Jewish people.
But it is their financial support that has been most crucial and most felt in assisting the Jewish people’s most vulnerable and helpless populations in Israel and around the world…
Via these donations, the outstretched arm of the IFCJ can help Holocaust survivors live out their final years with respect and dignity, assist the elderly and impoverished Jews in the former Soviet Union with basic needs and provide for Israeli citizens in the fight against the rising poverty and the cost of living.