Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ambassador Oren Thanks Christians for Supporting Israel

( Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, thanked 300 pastors and Christian leaders for supporting Israel but noted Israeli "sensitivity" to Messianics. His audience gave him a warm welcome, in contrast to the raucous anti-Zionist reception at the University of California's Irvine campus.

Oren said he came to address a meeting of southern California Christian evangelists "because the Evangelical community in the United States is a very prominent and crucial component of the United States-Israel relationship. It is a component that has proven vital to Israel’s security and well-being in the course of Israel’s existence over the last six decades.”