Gila Gamliel 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file[)
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus appointed on Thursday its first female head
MK Gila Gamliel (Likud Beytenu).
Gamliel, who has been a member of the
Caucus since its inception in 2004, will share the position with MK David Rotem
(Likud Beytenu), who held it in the previous Knesset.
“I am thrilled to
expand my role in the Christian Allies Caucus,” Gamliel said.
millions of Christians worldwide who stand with the State of Israel and the
Jewish people. It is our duty and privilege to strengthen this relationship and
thank them for their unwavering support.”
Gamliel added that she
understands the importance of developing Judeo-Christian relations based on
shared values, and has worked to build political ties through faith-based
diplomacy with elected officials, pastors and grassroots Christians who support
Israel from all over the world.
Josh Reinstein, director of the Christian
Allies Caucus, praised Gamliel as “not only a hardworking and steadfast member
of the caucus, but truly a leader with vision.
“Her new leadership role
will be invaluable to our efforts,” Reinstein said.
The largest caucus in
the previous Knesset, the Christian Allies Caucus coordinates its activities
with more than 20 Israel Allies Caucuses around the world, as well as through
the Israel Allies Foundation, which was founded by former tourism minister Rabbi
The caucus consists of 17 MKs from six political parties.