Solidarity with Israel: Thousands of Christians march in Jerusalem (Updated)
Evangelicals and participants from 100 countries
In a symbolic gesture and show of support, we had a heck of a festive march in the streets of the holy city to honor the Sukkot holiday and show solidarity with Israel..
Via the AP.
JERUSALEM – Thousands of Christians from around the world, waving blue and white Israeli flags, marched Wednesday in a colorful holiday parade in Jerusalem to commemorate a Jewish holiday and show their support for Israel. The annual parade to mark the week-long holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of the Tabernacles, was the latest display of the growing alliance between evangelical Christians and the Jewish state.
The International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem, a global organization that promotes ties between Israel and the world’s Christian communities, sponsored the event in which 3,000 people from nearly 100 countries participated.
Christian Zionists are among the staunchest supporters of Israel, providing generous financial help and political backing. But some dovish Israelis are uncomfortable with the warm ties with evangelists because of their support for West Bank Jewish settlements and criticism of peace efforts with the Palestinians. [...]
Pilgrims from Brazil were among the most enthusiastic marchers, carrying drums and dancing. “We love you, Israel!” they cheered, and Israelis lining the street shouted back “Shalom!” [...]
Here are some AP & Reuters photos of the event, awesome! Estimates are higher than reported here, I’ve read that the numbers got up to 7000+, but the article above only mentions international participants. Lot of Israelis came too! Here on the frontline of the Jihad, we need your support, we love your support. Thank You!
UPDATE: Jpost says several marches convened and met up, with over 35,000 participants