KNESSET SEEKS CLOSER TIES WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES
by Knesset Christian Allies Caucus,  April 5, 2005
Knesset Christian Allies Caucus launches ambitious initiative to restore African-American / Jewish alliance of the Civil Rights era.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 Jerusalem:  Pastor Glenn Plummer, previous Chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, and one
of America's most influential black ministers spoke at this months Christian Allies caucus meeting.  Pastor Plummer proposed measures to begin repairing relations between African-American communities and the State of Israel. 
"The African-American and Jewish communities should
be natural allies.
In a recent poll, 62 percent of African-Americans said they had read from their bibles within the previous seven days.  They certainly know the difference between Isaac and Ishmael."

The Christian Allies Caucus presented Pastor Plummer with a letter calling for cooperation between Israel and African-American communities
in America. 
"Israel's Parliament, the Knesset, created the Christian Allies Caucus for the express purpose of bringing the people of Israel and Christians around the world closer together.  We have no greater priority than restoring the alliance between African-Americans and the Jewish people.  We are reminded of the words of King Solomon in Ecclesiastes, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under
the heaven" and there is no doubt that the time for this reconciliation is now."

Richard Shakarian, International President of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship, also spoke at the Caucus meeting.  Mr. Shakarian is
in Israel leading a tour of 100 business professionals, and spoke to the Caucus on the state of Christian-Jewish relations in commerce.

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Knesset Christian Allies Caucus
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cac@knesset.gov.il
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