Netanyahu to Christian Zionists: ‘We Have No Better Friends’
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Jul 07
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently traveled to Africa where he met with Christian Zionists.
CBN News reports that Netanyahu met with the pro-Israel African Christians in Nairobi, Kenya, and offered them a warm welcome from Israel.
"Those of you who have come, come again. Those of you who haven't come, come for the first time – visit Jerusalem, visit Nazareth. You can come and see that. You can see all the places of the Bible," he said.
Netanyahu told those gathered that Israel has no better friends than pro-Israel Christians, and that although Christians are persecuted many places in the Middle East, they are welcome in Israel.
"I'm glad I have the opportunity, the privilege really, of meeting you. We have no better friends in the world. None! We appreciate this friendship, and we're expanding it into the continent of Africa,” he said.
Netanyahu is working to establish new Israeli relations with African nations. He met with seven African leaders in his recent meeting.
After his speech, the African leaders presented Netanyahu with a statue of the lion of Judah as a gift.
Publication date: July 7, 2016