Tens of thousands of Christians, along with Jews, marched in the annual Sukkot parade in
Christians interviewed by Israel National News TV repeatedly said how much they “love”
“We want you to know we are standing with you; we bless you and love you,” said another. One marcher from Europe commented, “I come from
Several Englishwomen draped an American flag over their entire bodies during the march from the area of the Knesset to the
One delegation beat drums for
Christian fundamentalists’ support of a Jewish presence in all of Judea and
The annual Sukkot march is organized by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem and marks the Biblical passages read in synagogues on Sukkot, which state that all nations will gather in
The ICEJ promotional material sent to prospective participants in the 2009 event says, "We believe that celebrating the Feast each year honors the Lord in anticipation of the fulfillment of the words spoken by Zechariah (14:16) when 'the nations... shall come up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to
keep the Feast of Tabernacles'."
Despite the Chief Rabbinate's opposition, Chief Rabbi of Efrat Shlomo Riskin, a former American, participated in events sponsored by the Christians.
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