'Christians' Plan 'Night to Honor Israel'
Report; Posted on: 2006-12-20 16:55:22
Evangelicals in US and other nations will hold mass events to 'thank the Jewish people,' Jerusalem Knesset Caucus told
A leading Evangelical US pastor has announced plans to hold a "night to honor Israel" in every major American city as part of an Evangelical political campaign.
Pastor John Hagee, a Christian leader from Texas, was given an award by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus during a ceremony jointly held with the World Jewish Congress Monday night, to "honor our Christian allies."
Addressing the conference by a satellite-linked screen, Hagee delivered an emphatic speech, declaring: "It's time for us Christians in America, from coast to coast, to speak up for Israel."
He added that his organization aimed to hold "every congressman and senator accountable for their position on Israel."
"It's important for Christians to reach out to the Jewish people. For the first time in the history of America, the spiritual leaders of America are looking up rabbis and saying: 'We want to thank you,'" Hagee declared.
The pastor announced his plans for "a night to honor Israel in every major American city," adding: "Why is this happening?"