The issue of Zionism and Israel is near and dear to me. For years I’ve been a strong supporter of Israel. So it’s an honor for me to have been invited by Robert to be one of the “conveners” for the Jerusalem Banquet in New York City on May 17. Even though I’ll write about it later I wanted to send this out right away because it was announced this week that the keynote speaker will be former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
With the difficult situation in the Middle East, it’s important for Christians who love Israel to do all they can to support Israel. Attending this event is one way to show your support and to participate in a worthy cause.
A press release from Robert’s ministry, Eagles’ Wings, said this:
“The mounting crisis in the Middle East makes this the most important Jerusalem Banquet we have ever hosted,” said Stearns, a noted expert on Israel-Christian relations.
“A nuclear Iran poses a threat not only to Israel, but also to the United States. When combined with the tragic civil war in Syria and the increasing instability of the Middle East, the need for an informed response by America’s Christian leaders has never been more pressing,” according to Stearns.
Mike Huckabee is particularly well qualified to address the Jerusalem Banquet, an annual gathering of Christian and Jewish leaders from across America. In addition to serving as Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007) and vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, Huckabee has gained a reputation for his penetrating analysis of national and international affairs. He currently hosts Huckabee on the Fox News network.
The Jerusalem Banquet begins with a gala event the evening of Thursday, May 17 at which the Governor will speak, and culminates with the Strategic Briefing on Friday morning, May 18. The Strategic Briefing will focus on the current situation in the Middle East, with special emphasis on the Iranian threat. Hundreds of America’s leading evangelical pastors are expected to attend this event. Speakers include Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel; Dr. Michael Little, president of the Christian Broadcasting Network; Mr. Steve Strang, president of Charisma Media; and leading experts on Middle Eastern affairs.
For more information please visit: www.jerusalembanquet.org.