Conference by pro-Israel Christian organization accused of seeking to convert Jews to ChristianityIsraels top rabbinical authority has claimed that an event organized by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem seeks to convert Jews to Christianity.
The chief Chief Rabbinate warned of the “spiritual danger” of the upcoming conference being organized by the pro-Israel Christian group.
“We have learned that missionary elements [working on behalf] of the Christian embassy in Jerusalem are organizing a large conference during the Sukkot holiday,” a statement signed by Israels Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef read. “Some of this organizations goals are to convert Jews [to Christianity].”
“Part of this organization’s goals is to change the religion of Jews from the religion of Israel and to bring them under the wings of Christianity,” the chief rabbis said.
“These same elements see it as their mission to convert the entire world to Christianity, especially the Jewish people,” the rabbis continued.
The ICEJ belongs to the evangelical denomination of Christianity and is considered to be very pro-Israel.While Lau and Yosef warned members of the Israeli public not to attend the event, they acknowledged that the organization is pro-Israel.