300 American Messianic Jews Arrive

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) brought a group of 300 American Messianic Jews to a three-day conference in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Russ Resnik, UMJC executive director, said they plan to speak with government officials on recent persecution of Israeli believers and on Israel's discrimination of Messianic Jews.

"We are planning to call on the Israeli government to address the problem of discrimination against Messianic Jews who wish to make aliyah [immigrate to Israel under the law of return]," Resnik said.

"We are avid supporters of Israel in the present and that's why we brought our conference here. But we are also concerned about recent expressions of violence against[Israeli]Messianic Jews," he said.

Resnik referred to the bomb attack on 15-year-old Ami Ortiz of Ariel, burning of New Testaments in the community of Or Yehuda and the attempt to prevent Bat-El Levi, an Israeli Messianic Jewish teenager, from competing in the finals of the annual International Bible Quiz.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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