Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Christians plan 'Jerusalem Assembly'

Over 200 Evangelical Christians will arrive in Israel to celebrate capital's reunification ~ Yaakov Lappin
<- MK Benny Elon

Over 200 Evangelical Christians from around the world will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to launch 'the Jerusalem Assembly,' a three-day marathon of events designed to celebrate the capital's reunification some 40 years ago.

The event has been organized by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC), in conjunction with the Texas-based Christian Covenant Alliances, a press release said.

" Celebrating the nearly forty years since the reunification of Jerusalem, Covenant Alliances will bring a delegation of more than two hundred Christian Zionist leaders for the US., Canada, England Africa and Israel who will highlight their love and dedication to the State of Israel," the statement said.

It added that "top Evangelical pastors will take this opportunity to present a 'love letter to Israel", a document pledging their 'undying love' for the Jewish people."

"They will then present the 'Letter of Repentance" to the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, in which they will request forgiveness for the crimes Christians have committed against the Jewish people throughout history," the statement said.

"On behalf of millions of Christians who love Israel and pray for her, we would like to repent before you for crimes committed against the Jewish people throughout history in the name of Christianity. We have sinned against G-d and against you," a quote from the letter read.

The letter will be handed to Knesset Members Benny Elon, Gilad Erdan and Orit Noked, all members of the KCAC.