National Union MK Arye Eldad called for the annexation of Judea and Samaria in a
speech to a large group of Christian Zionists who came to the Knesset on Tuesday
for the fourth Jerusalem Assembly.
In cooperation with the Knesset
Christian Allies Caucus, the assembly brought together 115 pastors and lay
leaders from around the world who represent tens of thousands of churches and
hundreds of millions of Christians. Over two days, they heard many lectures from
MKs, academics and pastors about the Middle East conflict and the biblical
attachment of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, but Eldad’s speech
especially enthralled them.
“The entire world wants two states for two
peoples and to end the occupation,” Eldad said. “I am in favor of ending the
Muslim occupation that began in the seventh century and establishing a
Palestinian state in Jordan. This might have been questioned a few years ago but
after what is called the Arab Spring, it is becoming increasingly likely. After
Bashar Assad falls in Syria, Jordan will be next and it will become the
Palestinian state it already is.”
Eldad said the help of Christian
Zionists was more important than ever, because there are too many Jews in Israel
for whom Israel has become mere real estate and not a homeland. The group was
also addressed by MK David Rotem (Israel Beiteinu), who heads the
Pastor Charlotte Phillips of Glory Center Ministries in Maryland
said she hoped Israel would hold on to all of the land of Israel, citing the
Biblical comparisons between Israel and a tree.
“We need the boundaries
of God,” she said. “We know there is talk of land for peace. We say hold fast,
steadfast, and unmovable.”
Bishop Quintin Moore, who represents a
communion of 80,000 churches all over the world, said he would advise US
President Barack Obama “to open his heart for the right of Israel to govern
Former congressman Mike Sodrel (RGeorgia) spoke about the role
of Hyam Solomon in founding the United States in 1776 and America’s role in
recognizing Israel when it was established in 1948.
“Maybe the United
States was established for the purpose of recognizing His nation,” Sodrel said.
“America has blessed Israel, America needs Israel, and America will continue to
be blessed as long as it blesses Israel.”