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‘KOREAN CHRISTIAN SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL NEVER STRONGER,’ SAYS INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS

JERUSALEM, Nov. 28, 2017 – Christian support for Israel in South Korea has never been stronger, says Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), who just completed his latest bridge-building trip to the Korean peninsula and The Fellowship’s office there this past Thursday.

Eckstein traveled to Seoul Nov. 13-16 to connect with local supporters of The Fellowship at a school and three churches throughout the South Korean capitol, which claims many thousands of members between them. About 20 percent of South Korea’s 50 million people are Protestant, including many thousands of Christians who strongly support Israel.

“I was humbled and grateful to see our friends in South Korea and deeply encouraged to know that their support for Israel and the Jewish people has never been stronger,” Eckstein said.

During his trip, Eckstein met with leaders of the Joyous Church, the Sungrak Church and the Yeshua Church, all in the greater Seoul area, as well as the Eagle Christian School. Among the Korean-Christian leaders Eckstein met were the Rev. Jong Yul Park of the Joyous Church; the Rev. Hyung Eun Chi of the Sungrak Holiness Church, and Pastor David Lee of the Yeshua Church, as well as leaders of the home- and bible-school movement, which has tens of thousands of local members.

The Fellowship’s South Korean supporters also contributed funds for The Fellowship’s aliyah program that helps Jews from France and Ukraine immigrate to Israel, from among 26 countries total.

This is Rabbi Eckstein’s fifth trip to South Korea since 2012.

For further details, contact: Ryan Greiss, Puder PR, New York: (212) 558-9400; [email protected]

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