Two more nations - Estonia and Latvia - this week established “Israel Allies Caucuses” in their respective parliaments, bringing the total number of such caucuses around the world to 30.
The initiative was started in 2004 with the establishment of the Christian Allies Caucus in the Israeli Knesset. Today, 17 MKs from across Israel’s political spectrum are members of the caucus, which aims to forge close ties between the Jewish state and Christian lawmakers around the world.
It is perhaps the strongest acknowledgement by Israel of the importance it places on the political support of Bible-believing Christians, who in turn recognize the biblical importance of Israel’s restoration.
The caucuses also act as a counter to the exaggerated negative focus Israel receives at the United Nations. While the world body passes resolution after resolution slamming the Jewish state, the Israel Allies Caucuses in individual nations can apply pressure to ensure direct ties with Israel continue unhindered.