'Yakir Keren Hayesod' award to CVI-Holland organization

Christenen voor Israel (CVI), Roger Van Oordt and Dick Schutte, receive Yakir award "In honor of their support and comitment."

Christians in Israel 311 (photo credit: Keren Hayesod)
Christians in Israel 311
(photo credit: Keren Hayesod)
According to our sages there is "a time to remember" and "a time to act". Keren Hayesod – UIA achieved both on a beautiful Jerusalem evening, at a 90th  year celebratory event which took place, appropriately, in the courtyard of the National Institutions, on June 16.
Hundreds of KH – UIA leaders from across the globe gathered to pay tribute to the actions of nine Yakir Award recipients who received the prestigious KH-UIA Award for outstanding leadership, vision and contribution to Keren Hayesod – UIA campaigns. The Awards were presented by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who thanked each recipient for their contribution to the State of Israel.
Prior to the Yakir ceremony, the recipients were personally presented to President Shimon Peres.
The audience was also treated to a dramatized theatrical and video depiction of Keren Hayesod history, celebrating KH – UIA's spectacular achievement on behalf of the State of Israel. Later in the evening the "Book of Keren Hayesod Posters" was officially launched. The true spirit of the evening was unleashed in the energetic Israeli dancing joined in by nearly the entire audience as the evening closed.
Over 30 years, Christenen voor Israel International has been working to promote an understanding of god's purposes for Israel among the nations, and to support Israel and The Jewish people, through prayer and action.
Christenen voor Israel (CVI) was established in 1979 in Holland and Jerusalem. For the past decade CVI has worked in close cooperation with Keren Hayesod, supporting a wide variety of projects, particularity in the area of aliya and absorption. Among other things, their efforts made possible the aliya of 100,000 Jews from the Former Soviet Union, as well the opening of an absorption center and the building of the Holland Village in Jerusalem for new immigrants from the FSU.
For its vision, extraordinary leadership and unswerving devotion to Israel and its people, CVI is most deserving of being a Yakir Keren Hayesod.