'Missionary attack on Independence Day'

Anti-missionary group warns against an international missionary campaign in Israel at its height on Independence Day.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Missionaries in Kiryat Malachi
Missionaries in Kiryat Malachi
Yad L'Achim

No fewer than 250 missionaries from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Russia are currently touring the country as part of an extensive campaign of Christian sects.

The peak of their activity will take place on Independence Day - as hundreds of thousands of citizens go out and crowds gather for the holiday.

Anti-missionary organization Yad L'Achim reports that in the meantime, the missionaries have converged on many cities in Israel. The organization's emergency hotline has already received hundreds of calls from concerned citizens over the missionary offensive.

Rabbi Shmuel Lifshitz, one of the leaders of Yad L'Achim, mentions that he appealed to the Interior Ministry to ban the entry of foreign missionaries to Israel. "Christian missionaries come here to convert the religion of the citizens of Israel and, as such, constitute a danger to the foundations of Jewish life in the country.”

"They mislead enforcement authorities and identify with border inspectors as tourists, whereas, in fact, they have come for missionary purposes only. The struggle of the Interior Ministry must be identical to the determined and successful struggle against the BDS people," he said.