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Bennett, Netanyahu to address Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem

Top Israeli officials will speak at Thursday’s 5th annual gathering of leading Christian media figures; PM: ‘Israel stands united with Christians’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, October 14, 2018. (Haim Tzach/GPO)
Illustrative: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, October 14, 2018. (Haim Tzach/GPO)

Israel will host the annual Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem on Thursday, with the country’s top officials set to address leading Christian media figures.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog are among those who will address the gathering, which will be livestreamed on the Government Press Office website and its Facebook page.

“We know that we can count on you, dear friends and allies in the Christian world, to stand with us in the fight against terror and to be our partners in the efforts to counter the lies and spread the truth about Israel, as well as to be our partners in promoting the spirit of peace in the Abraham Accords,” Herzog said in a GPO press release.

Bennett said: “In the Middle East, there is only one place that fully protects Christian life, where the Christian community is growing, thriving and prospering, and that’s in the State of Israel… And today more than ever, Israel stands united with Christians, we are brothers and sisters, we are united, and we won’t let anyone extinguish our light.”

According to the GPO, over 150 news executives and opinion leaders in Christian media are set to attend this year’s gathering, which it said is meant to “better understanding and strengthen the friendship between Christians” and Israel.

The GPO-sponsored conference is now in its fifth year.

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