African Christians will gather at the Foreign Ministry in support of Israel

A group of pro-Israeli Christians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will organize an event next week in support of the President of the Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, and his decision to open a trade office in Israel and accept Israel into the African Union with status of observer.

The event, to be held at the country’s Foreign Ministry, is a project of the Democratic Republic of Congo Benit Israel, the local branch of Africa Bless Israel, in collaboration with the Caucus of Israel’s Allies of the Congolese Parliament. and Christian churches and ministries.

The announcement of the event comes a week after Tshisekedi visited Israel and met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, during which he announced that his country would open a diplomatic and trade office in Jerusalem. The two leaders also discussed strengthening collaboration on agriculture, communications and trade issues.

“This is a great victory for faith-based diplomacy and shows why it is essential to continue to strengthen Israel’s ties with Bible-believing Christians around the world,” said the president of the Israel Allies Foundation, Josh Reinstein, on Tshisekedi’s commitment to open the Jerusalem office.

Tshisekedi, who also serves as the president of the African Union, was one of the key catalysts for accepting Israel into the African Union with observer status, a move that has received strong pushback from a minority of the 55 member states of the Union. South Africa, Algeria and several others criticized the move and called for a reassessment at the executive committee meeting last month. The decision is now scheduled for reevaluation in early 2022.

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem (credit: CHAIM TZACH / GPO)

“Our goal is to demonstrate popular and legislative support for the important work of our AU President and President in strengthening ties with Israel,” said MP Didler Kabampele Ngabul, who will speak at the event. “Millions of Christians strongly support the decision to include Israel as observers in the AU.”

Another MP, Henriette Wamu, said that “Africa will benefit enormously if it proudly advances diplomatic relations with Israel. As we know, those who bless Israel will be blessed. “

The Israel Allies Foundation Africa Director, Bishop Scott Mwanza, added: “We are indebted to President Tshisekedi for leading the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the African Union in accordance with the principles of his Christian faith. Israel’s acceptance into the African Union has been a dream for Bible-believing Christians, and it has finally come true thanks to the power of faith-based diplomacy. “



Reference-www.jpost.com

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