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New Israeli government reaches out to global Christian supporters via the ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles

Sukkot events from around Israel to be broadcast and live-streamed worldwide

ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem, Oct. 15, 2019 (Photo: ICEJ/Facebook)

Today, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) will launch its 42nd annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration, featuring eight days of broadcasts from around the nation of Israel to a global online and television audience of hundreds of thousands of Christians worldwide.

This year’s event is notable as senior Israeli officials in the new Israeli government have turned to this unique gathering to reach out to Christian supporters worldwide with a message of gratitude for their unwavering solidarity with the Jewish state.

Due to the global impact of coronavirus pandemic, the ICEJ will be hosting the Feast of Tabernacles celebration online again for the second year in a row. The week-long event, themed “Days of Elijah,” celebrates the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

The content will be live-streamed and broadcast on Christian TV channels around the world, reaching a global audience of Christian supporters of Israel. This year’s event is available in multiple languages and will include seven daily live worship services from Jerusalem, as well as more than 80 seminars and teaching sessions available on-demand, featuring an array of Israeli and international speakers. Some of the many topics to be covered are the Feast of Tabernacles and Biblical Holidays, Israel Start-up Nation, Holocaust and anti-Semitism, Current Affairs in Israel and the Middle East, Isaiah 19 Highway and Israeli and International Worship.

In addition, there will be virtual tours to many of Israel’s famous biblical sites, including the Western Wall and Mount of Olives, Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes, the City of David, Caesarea, Garden of Gethsemane, Nazareth, Mount Carmel, the  Sea of Galilee, Magdala, Masada and more.

The Feast’s unique platform will allow for live interactions with other participants. Highlights include a roll call of nations, a 24/7-hour prayer watch, live chats and photo sharing.

Senior Israeli leaders will be addressing the audience at the ICEJ’s Feast this year, including President Isaac Herzog, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz. In addition, Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai and Minister of Tourism Yoel Razvozov, as well as Yad Vashem’s new Chairman Dani Dayan, also are expected to deliver greetings during the event.

“Our Christian friends and supporters around the world so much wanted to come to Jerusalem this year to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles with the Jewish people, but we will be hosting instead a rich and colorful array of daily broadcasts from Israel out to the Christian world,” said ICEJ President Jürgen Bühler.

“We are especially excited about the new Israeli government’s outreach to the Christian world through our Feast,” Bühler continued. “We have never had so many senior Israeli Cabinet ministers address the Feast as is the case this year, and it shows the Bennett-Lapid government indeed understands and values the importance of Christian support for the Jewish state and people. We also are most grateful for the warm holiday greetings from President Herzog, who has proactively engaged with pro-Israel Christians throughout his public career.”

The ICEJ is considered the world’s largest pro-Israel Christian ministry, with branch offices in more than 90 nations and supporters drawn from over 170 nations worldwide. 

For detailed information about the Feast of Tabernacles online event and schedule, click here.

Register for the Feast of Tabernacles “Days of Elijah” event by choosing from one of the three packages available.

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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