Pro-Israel rally as pictured  Hetek
Pro-Israel rally as pictured HetekIsrael news photo: Hetek

A Hungarian pastor whose newspaper helped changed attitudes towards Israel during the Operation Cast Lead in Gaza is to be honored by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. An award also will be presented for Michael Little, president of the Christian Broadcasting Network that was founded by pro-Israeli evangelical pastor Pat Robertson.

Budapest’s Faith Church pastor Sandor Nemeth, who also owns the influential Hungarian weekly Hetek, will be presented the annual award in association with the World Jewish Congress. Last October, Nemeth was awarded the “Contribution to Hungarian Jewry” Award by the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities. 

He is also a best selling author and producer of several documentaries including a two part television series on Biblical and modern Israel. He has visited Israel every year since 1992 and leads groups on tours throughout the entire country.

His coverage of the war in Gaza and attacks on Sderot won him high ratings for his weekly, resulting in the competition changing its anti-Israel stance, according to Caucus director Josh Reinstein, who formerly worked with the Israel Our Home (Yisrael Beiteinu), headed by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

The chairman of the Caucus is Knesset Member David Rotem, a member of the same party, and 16 other MKs from Kadima, Labor, Likud and the National Union also are members of the Caucus.

CBN President Little, who is being awarded in conjunction with the  Tourism Ministry, was joined by Robertson during the 2006 Second Lebanon War and offered the network’s millions of viewers live coverage while under attack from Hizbullah missiles.

The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus was founded in 2004 by the late Dr. Yuri Shtern with the aim to forge direct lines of communication between Knesset members and Christian leaders, organizations and political representatives in Israel and around the world.