500 Christians for Israel Plant Trees in the Galilee 758X530.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
"Over 500 people have come on this trip from all parts of the United States. As Christians, we came to Israel to say – we're with you! Israel's fight is our fight, especially now. More than 70% of the American people stand solidly behind Israel, and we want the people of Israel to know that we support them," said Pastor John Hagee, the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), in a phone interview on Thursday, September 11.
At exactly the same time, his followers, members of CUFI, were planting at the KKL-JNF Golani tree planting center in the Lower Galilee. The members of the mission, many of whom were visiting Israel for the first time, arrived in ten busloads, each of which was accompanied by a spiritual guide and a tour guide who described KKL-JNF's work on behalf of Israel and the environment during their trip in the north of Israel.
Hagee is also the president and CEO of John Hagee Ministries. His national radio and television ministry is broadcast in the United States on ten television networks and reaches more than 150 million households. He has been to Israel more than two dozen times and has met with every Israeli prime minister since Menachem Begin.
"If you take away the Jewish contribution from Christianity, there's no Christianity. God promised Israel to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For us, support for Israel is a religious imperative, not a political issue. God has an everlasting covenant with the Jewish people, and forever means forever – right now, and a thousand years from now."
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