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Christian Solidarity Event at Embassy of Israel Washington, DC

The National Day of Prayer on May 2 was once again followed by the Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Israel event held at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC. ICEJ USA Director Dr. Susan Michael has served on the host committee for that annual event since its inception in 2002 and said, “After COVID put this gathering on hold for several years, it was a real joy to be part of the restart of this significant annual show of Christian solidarity with Israel.”

Ambassador Michael Herzog with ICEJ USA Director Susan Michael

The event was particularly important this year due to the anti-Israel protests taking place on college campuses as well at the very entrance of the Israeli Embassy. Christian leaders arriving at the Embassy had to walk through a city block of anti-Israel posters and displays as well as activists blowing loud sirens through megaphones to harass Embassy visitors and staff.

The gathering was hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Michael Herzog, and in his remarks, he thanked Christians for their support and asked that the leaders present do everything possible to keep support for Israel strong both in their congregations and on college campuses.

Other speakers included October 7 Survivor Lahav Deri, ICEJ USA Director Dr. Susan Michael, National Day of Prayer President Kathy Branzell, Former US Commission on International Religious Freedom Member Johnnie Moore, and Chaplain of the US House of Representatives Margaret G. Kibben. Prayers were led by American Christian Trust Director Mark Pritchett, Urban CURE President Star Parker, and Zionist Rabbinical Coalition President Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt.

The powerful prayers and inspiring words of solidarity with the Jewish people and the Jewish state greatly encouraged Embassy diplomats and staff and sent a strong message to the people of Israel that millions of Christians are standing with them at this critical moment.

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