Richard Melson

February 2006

KCAC: Islamophobia

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

http://www.knesset.gov.il/lobby/eng/LobbyPage_eng.asp?lobby=41

Participants:

Chairman: Yair Peretz
Chairman: Yuri Shtern

Members: Chemi Doron Arieh Eldad Benyamin Elon Gilad Erdan Gila Finkelstein Gila Gamliel Isaac Herzog Orit Noked Ilan Shalgi Shaul Yahalom

Description:
The goals of the Christian Allies Caucus are as follows:
1. To recognize the contribution Christians in America, Europe, and around the world are making to the security of the State of Israel and the welfare of the Jewish People.
2. To bring to the attention of the people of Israel the unqualified support Christains have given, and continue to give, to Jewish aspirations in the Land of Israel.
3. To provide Christian and Israeli leaders with a Knesset forum where they can meet face-to-face and so enhance communication and cooperation beetween them.
4. To reach out to all Christians in order to mobilize support for Israel.

The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Celebrates Second Anniversary:

Need for Joint Front Against Hamas Recognized by Several Christian Leaders at Meeting

January 30, 2006- The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) met today, January 30, 2006, at 12:00 in the Knesset Lecture Hall to celebrate its achievements in 2005 and its two-year anniversary. During the meeting, the KCAC reviewed its past and future initiatives and discussed the need for a joint Judeo-Christian front against Hamas.

Rabbi David Brodman of Savion opened the meeting by noting that after 2,000 years, Jews and Christians have found a common bond, "a blessing of our times."

Those attending the meeting included members of the Knesset from the KCAC and the Foreign Ministry. In addition, representatives from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Armenian Orthodox Church, Evangelical Church and Syrian Orthodox Church were in attendance.

"The Hamas victory is the first radical Islamic Arab revolution in the Middle East and this regime is ultimately anti-Jewish and anti-Christian. This poses a direct challenge to Jewish and Christian sovereignty in the region," said Member of Knesset Dr. Yuri Shtern, the co-Chairman of KCAC.

Rebecca Brimmer, president of Bridges for Peace, then posed the question, "What is there to do when the people democratically decide to elect evil?"

Later, Josh Reinstein, the director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, commented, "As the rise of radical Islam looms over us, it is no coincidence that Jews and Christians are coming together around the world in an unprecedented burst of activity."

The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus was established in January of 2004 to open formal and direct lines of communication between the representatives of the Jewish people and Christian leaders around the world. The Caucus consists of fifteen members of Knesset from seven political parties across the political spectrum.

Media Contact:

Miya Keren

Administrative Assistant, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

cac@knesset.gov.il

054-697-4172

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus
Josh Reinstein, Director
Tel: 972-50-7525-521
jreinstein@CAC.org.il

----- Original Message -----

From: Josh Reinstein

To: Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 11:23 PM

Subject: KCAC Press Release Attached

Please find attached a press release from today's meeting of the

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.

All the best,

Josh

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus
Josh Reinstein, Director
Tel: 972-50-7525-521

jreinstein@CAC.org.il

KCAC Press Release Attached

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Knesset Christian Allies Caucus cac@KNESSET.GOV.IL

From: Josh Reinstein jreinstein@cac.org.il

Thu, 02 Mar 2006