Why Christians Stand for Israel
Yael Eckstein | June 8, 2021
In the Holy Land, the Israeli people face much uncertainty. Uncertainty over whether more terrorist rockets will fall. Uncertainty over who will lead the Jewish state. But one thing is certain, Yael writes at The Jerusalem Post – Christian support for Israel:
We still do not know who the next government of Israel will be, and the truth is, it does not matter. What I have unquestionably learned, is that Christian love for Israel is unconditional.
For 36 years, my father Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (OBM) spent his life representing millions of Christians, who had the solitary goal of praying for and supporting Israel. His vision, passion, and lifework was to foster strategic friends for Israel, whose support would be unwavering. And indeed, that support has never changed with the changing governments.
Two years ago, when my father suddenly died, many people wondered if The Fellowship would fall apart or weaken, without my father to lead. Humbly, I knew that it wouldn’t. And that is because the Christian support for Israel that The Fellowship has developed, is unconditional. It’s bigger than my father, it’s bigger than me, and it’s bigger than any prime minister who temporarily takes on that enormous, holy calling and mission on behalf of the state of Israel.
Over the past two years, The Fellowship has miraculously seen our donor base double, prayer support for Israel skyrocket, and a younger generation of Christians getting involved.
Is it because the government of Israel did anything different?
No, and in a in a way, it is exactly the opposite. In a time of division, when we see Israel increasingly becoming a partisan issue, The Fellowship has religiously continued our historic policy, against the trends and changing winds, to keep politics out of the Israel discussion. Instead, we choose to focus on the spiritual, uniting, inspiring side of the Holy Land…