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The spitting incident at the pilgrims exploded a day before the Jerusalem march - which will be attended by thousands of Christians who love Israel | Israel Hayom

2023-10-03T15:01:59.375Z

Highlights: The spitting incident at the pilgrims exploded a day before the Jerusalem march - which will be attended by thousands of Christians who love Israel. The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem is holding its "Annual Sukkot Conference," attended by delegations of Christians from 90 different countries. Israel Hayom learned that among the delegations came a group of 20 evangelical Christians from Egypt. The situation of the Christians in Egypt is difficult, and public support for Israel is still problematic, so the members of the Egyptian delegation refused to identify themselves or be photographed.


There is a phenomenon here that is causing damage to Israel. The entire leadership condemns it. Tomorrow there is a parade of Christians. And I brought you both the words of a political source and the twist from Egypt Israel's Biggest Supporters: A Rare Visit to the Evangelical Embassy


The embarrassing incident in which Jews were filmed spitting on the Crusader march in Jerusalem – an act that has a fairly broad basis in Jewish law – took place the day before the Jerusalem March, in which thousands of Israel-loving Christians from all over the world come to Israel for the holiday of Sukkot to express their support for the Jewish people and its state.

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According to tradition, Sukkot is the holiday on which the nations of the world recognize that Israel is the "chosen people," and therefore the march traditionally takes place during it. In addition, starting this evening, the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem is holding its "Annual Sukkot Conference," attended by delegations of Christians who love Israel from 90 different countries.

Israel Hayom learned that among the delegations came a group of 20 evangelical Christians from Egypt. The situation of the Christians in Egypt is difficult, and public support for Israel is still problematic, so the members of the Egyptian delegation refused to identify themselves or be photographed.

However, they said, "There are between two and three million evangelical Christians in Egypt. The younger generation loves Israel and wants to come here, and if there are relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, it will positively affect Egypt's relationship with Israel. We support Israel and pray for it because you brought the Bible into the world."

President of the International Christian Embassy, Dr. Jürgen Bühler, said: "This year, Christians from nearly 90 countries came to the conference, all of whom are enthusiastic supporters of Israel. It's always exciting to see this support even in surprising places, like Egypt. It is not self-evident that there will be support for Israel there, which makes their visit here even more impressive and special."

Earlier, a political source in Israel expressed shock at the spitting at the group of Christians, saying, "If it were the opposite case, in which Christians spit on Jews everywhere in the world, we would be outraged, and rightly so. For this reason, too, it is inconceivable that such behavior will occur here."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also responded, first in English and then in Hebrew, saying that "Israel is fully committed to preserving the sacred right of worship and pilgrimage to the holy sites of all religions. I strongly condemn any attempt to harm worshippers, and we will take immediate and decisive steps against these acts. Abusive behavior towards worshippers is blasphemy and is unacceptable. We will show zero tolerance for any harm to worshippers."

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Source: israelhayom

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