Longtime Israel Supporter Mike Huckabee Receives Israel Allies Award
By: Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director
In January Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was honored by a group of Jewish and Christian friends of Israel as well as international parliamentarians for his steadfast support for the Jewish state over the past five decades.
The Israel Allies Award was bestowed upon Huckabee by the Israel Allies Foundation at a gala Miami event attended by ICEJ USA Director Dr. Susan Michael and ICEJ International Spanish Spokesman Miguel Munoz.
The 67-year-old conservative evangelical pastor, TV host, and two-time Republican presidential candidate has visited the Holy Land almost 100 times and led thousands of participants on solidarity tours over the past half-century.
Huckabee told about his first trip to Israel right out of high school. Though it was just before the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Huckabee said he felt “absolutely right at home.” After each trip, the only question he had on the flight back to the United States was how and when he would be back.
A longtime champion of Israel’s cause—based on biblical beliefs—he has been a staunch supporter of the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem and has worked to fight the BDS movement.
“Till my last breath, I shall speak out for my second home,” Huckabee said. “We need to proclaim, not edit, the word of God.”
Mobilizing support for Israel worldwide through faith-based diplomacy, the Israel Allies Foundation has emerged as a powerhouse with its network of more than 50 parliamentary caucuses encompassing over 1,200 legislators around the world based on shared Judeo-Christian values.
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