IIACF NewsIAF Holds Briefing in EU Parliament on Outcome of the Israeli Elections
Last Thursday, a number of EU Parliamentarians together with 50 people gathered in the Brussels parliamentary building for a briefing on the outcome of the Israeli elections by renowned Jerusalem Post journalist, Gil Hoffman. The event, hosted by the Israel Allies Foundation’s European office based in Brussels, was also well attended by parliamentary staff, a number of distinguished guests, and Israel’s Ambassador to the EU, Amb. David Saranga. MEP Bastiaan Belder, member of the EU-Israel Allies Caucus, chaired the session.
Embracing Israel’s Allies
“With all other advocacy and diplomacy efforts garnering only marginal success, the faith-based diplomacy initiated by the KCAC through the activities of its umbrella organization, the Israel Allies Foundation, has become the most influential weapon in Israel’s foreign affairs arsenal.” Our latest coverage in the Jerusalem Post reflects on the founding of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and the Israel Allies Foundation; along with the upcoming Night to Honor our Christian Allies, a time when members of the Israel’s government and Jewish leaders have a chance to reach out to their Christian counterparts and say thank you.
CBN News Coverage of Chairman’s Conference in Jerusalem
CBN News joined us for our 3 day Chairman’s Conference this October in Jerusalem. Check out Chris Mitchell’s article and video report on the work of the Israel Allies Foundation and our network of courageous MP’s - standing for Israel in Parliaments and governments around the globe, even as the rest of the world stays silent or actively assails the only democracy in the Middle East.
International MP’s send letter to Hungarian Government condemning call for ‘list of Jews’
This week 150 Parliamentarians signed onto a letter condemning Hungarian MP Márton Gyöngyösi call for a listing of all Jews in Government and Parliament in Hungary following Operation Pillar of Defense.
European Israel Allies Caucus Member Activity - December Update
Numerous anti-Semitic statements from European MP’s made international headlines in the past month. In light of this activity, Caucus Members of our European Israel Allies network were quick to denouce these outrageous declarations.
Press release - European Union Israel Allies Caucus condemned antisemitic speech in Hungary
The European Union Israel Allies Caucus strongly condemned the outright antisemitic statements of Hungarian MP Márton Gyöngyösi, who called for “making a list of Jews in the Hungarian Parliament and Government, because they certainly pose a threat to Hungary’s national security” in a press release on 05-12-2012. They furthermore recommended to follow the example of Germany and Austria, which have both banned the historical nazi parties and every successor party and therefore Hungary should consider a ban of the far-right party that Gyöngyösi belongs to, called Jobbik.
The Times of Israel reports on the IAF’s Chairman’s Conference in Jerusalem
The Times of Israel reports: “A group of 25 non-Jewish parliamentarians from 17 countries on Wednesday signed a resolution justifying a potential Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying such a move would be legal under international law and might be needed to ensure the survival of Israel…”