Our own Rabbi Eckstein celebrates the historic US embassy move to Jerusalem, and the vibrant faith community whose unfailing love for Israel helped make the move possible – Christians:
Such support – which the American and Israeli public at large may not fully recognize – has become a critical strategic asset for Israel, politically and socially.
But we cannot rest on our laurels. There is so much more we can do. Outside the US, evangelical Christians are one of the fastest-growing religious communities in the world, with some 100 million believers in China alone, and hundreds of millions more in Latin America, the Far East and elsewhere.
In fact, those nations following the United States in moving their embassies to Jerusalem share a common thread – strong evangelical Christian communities. The President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, is a fervent evangelical Christian and his voters support Israel for that same reason. In Honduras too, which has also announced the transfer of its embassy, the evangelical community is some 40 percent of the population.