BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS
Christian Declaration of Tisha B’Av Atrocities Against Jews Presented at Knesset
by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
July 18, 2018
A simple act of contrition by a devout Christian led to a powerful meeting in the Knesset and will hopefully lead to a global initiative to heal the difficult and painful history between Jews and Christians. On Monday, 16 Christian and Jewish delegates met in the chambers of Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of the Knesset, and presented him with a declaration signed by 1,500 Christians in which they expressed a desire to comfort the Jewish people for crimes done to them. “We the undersigned recognize the long and horrific history of anti-semitic atrocities committed against Jews in the name of Christ,” the proclamation read…READ MORE
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