1000 Christian Asian Leaders Gather for Pro-Israel Summit

Over a thousand Christian political, religious and business leaders from ten Asian nations gathered in Seoul, South Korea for the second Jerusalem Summit Asia on August 10-11.

Baruch Gordon , | updated: 2:00 PM

The city of Seoul and local organizations jointly sponsored the event in cooperation with the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.

Speaking of relations between Israel and Asia, MK (National Union party) Dr. Yuri Shtern [pictured above], Chairman of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus said at the summit, “Asia is Christianity's sleeping giant. The importance of an alliance between Asian Christians and the people of Israel cannot be overstated."

Executive Director of the Jerusalem Summit Dmitry Radyshevsky led a delegation of Israeli academics that made presentations at the Summit Also attending was Knesset member Chemi Doron (Shinui party).

Radyshevsky announced plans for a Jerusalem Summit Africa and New Europe for the coming year. “The threat of terrorism driven by radical Islam is global so the response must be international as well. Christians and Jews, together, will meet this challenge to our way of life, and with God’s help, we will prevail”, said Radyshevsky.

The participants in the summit made the following joint declaration:

We have convened this conference to reaffirm the Christian position that the Holy Land and its eternal capital, Jerusalem are the inheritance of the Jewish people forever.

We request that the implementation of the resolutions below be placed on the Christian agenda around the world.

Toward this end, the Jerusalem Summit proclaims:

  • We commit to petitioning our respective governments to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

  • We commit to petitioning our respective governments to stop supporting biased UN resolutions that are anti-Israel.

  • We commit to petitioning our respective governments to cease funding the Palestinian Authority or to place effective restrictions on such funding to prevent its use for terror.