The Christian Friends of Israel gathered for their annual conference at the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem during the first week of June, 2015. With hundreds of participants from all over the world, the group marked 30 years of ongoing support for the Jewish State. They heard from an impressive array of Israeli politicians and leaders including, Lieutenant Colonel Eva Cohen of the IDF’s LIBI Fund.
“It’s such a miracle that so many Christians around the world are standing up and supporting Israel” said Cohen, “I can’t tell you how much it means to our soldiers.” Following her inspirational remarks, Lt. Col. Cohen was swarmed by adoring fans of the IDF who lined up to take pictures with her and LIBI head General Yehiel Gozal.
Christian Friends of Israel has been a long standing supporter of the LIBI Fund and donated a physical therapy center at an IDF army base just last year.
General Gozal noted the long-standing and meaningful relationship between the Christian Friends of Israel and the IDF. He was particularly grateful for the generous donations which led to the creation of Christian Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans physical therapy centers on Israeli army bases.
With the conferences’ simultaneous translations of the speeches into French, Spanish and Chinese, the enthusiastic Christian audience was treated to an array of thought provoking lectures. For example, CFI UK’s Liaison Officer David Soakell spoke on ‘Christian Anti-Semitism – can we remain silent?’ to which Nigel Goodrich replied on Facebook, “Yes. Should we? No. Time to come out of the hot tub and stand as soldiers with Israel!”
LIBI is grateful for the continuous outpouring of support from all of our Christian friends and looks forward not only to next year’s conference but also to welcoming any CFI visitors before that time.