Israelis Extend Hand to Asian Evangelicals

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In an attempt to strengthen the Judeo-Christian alliance around the world, Israeli politicians and academics met with Christian evangelical leaders from Asia at the Jerusalem Summit Asia on Monday.

The summit is an effort by Jews and Christians to build "biblical solidarity" and further the support of Israel in the face of radical Islam and Islamic extremism.

"As the number of evangelicals in Asia continues to increase, and Asia is rising as a world power, it is a very timely initiative for Asian Christians to undertake a Judeo-Christian endeavor to forge a future strong Israel-Asian alliance," Marisa Albert, the executive director of Jerusalem Summit Asia, said.

Israeli parliamentarians and academics met with some 150 political and religious leaders from the Philippines, China, and Taiwan to discuss Israel's security and the growing numbers of evangelical Christians worldwide.

"Christianity is on the rise in Asia, and Asian Christians will become a very important ally for Israel in the 21st century," Rev. Eddie Villanueva, a Philippine pastor and director of Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide.

Jerusalem Summit Asia is a part of Jerusalem Summit, an NGO that works to strengthen support for Israel, especially with evangelicals.

"This conference has further strengthened our relationship with Israel and inspired us to disseminate historical facts for all nations of the world -- especially evangelical churches -- about the biblical role of Israel in fulfilling God's grand plan for the ages," Rev. Eddie Villanueva said.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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