Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday addressed the 5th annual Christian Media Summit and declared that Christians and the Jewish state stand more united than ever before.
“Today more than ever, Christians stand united with Israel, today more than ever, Israel stands united with Christians,” said Bennett in a recorded speech.
The event was put on by the Government Press Office and this year took place online as ongoing travel restrictions prevent many from visiting Israel. The theme of the summit was the Abraham Accords.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told participants: “Millions of Christians proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with us, fighting the wave of antisemitism we see today, wherever it rears its ugly head. Thank you for telling our story. Thank you for listening to our story. Thank you for being part of our story.”
Lapid also stressed that Christians and Christian media have a big role to play in continuing to push forward the Abraham Accords.
Israel President Isaac Herzog said he and every other Israeli knows that they can count on Christian “to be our partners in the effort to counter the lies and spread the truth about Israel, as well as being our partners in promoting the spirit of peace of the Abraham Accords.”
The event was also addressed by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who focused on his part in bringing about the Abraham Accords and how doing so had sidelined efforts to establish a Palestinian state in Israel’s place.