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Jewish, Christian Delegations Celebrate Israel in Moscow

Jewish and Israeli delegations meets Knesset Christian Allies Caucus in Moscow in celebration of state of Israel.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 5/28/2013, 10:59 PM

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Jewish man walks by Star of David
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An Israeli delegation from the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) and the World Jewish Congress (WJC), in cooperation with the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem, met in Moscow this week at a large Christian celebration in honor of the state of Israel.

The event, hosted by Senior Pastor Mats OlaIshoel of the Word of Life Church, focused on garnering support for the State of Israel and the possibility of forming a Russian Israel Allies Caucus.

 In high-level meetings, KCAC and WJC representatives also met with influential Christian leaders from across Russia.

Keynote speakers included Knesset members David Rotem (Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu), the co-chairman of the Caucus, and Yoel Razvozov (Yesh Atid), as well as KCAC Director Josh Reinstein, WJC-Israel Chairman Shai Hermesh and Moshe Leshem, member of the WJC-Israel Executive.

“The World Jewish Congress is committed to strengthening ties between Christians around the world who share our commitment to Israel and defend it against unfair attacks in their home countries,” said Hermesh. “Our visit to Moscow has strengthened the bond between our people, and we were able to tell the Christians in Russia that Israel will help protect their communities and holy places in the Middle East.”