“For Tzion’s sake will I not hold My peace, and for Yerushalayim’s sake I will not rest, until her triumph go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burneth.” Isaiah 62:1 (The Israel Bible™)
John Hagee Ministries distributed more than $2 million to Israeli and Jewish charities Sunday at the 35th annual “Night to Honor Israel” held at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Twenty-one Jewish and Israeli organizations supporting aliyah, the IDF, medical care for the needy, education, and terror victims, among many other causes, received the donations from Pastor Hagee in a large celebration for the Ministries’ supporters.
“Christians and Jews are spiritual brothers,” said Hagee at the event. “We are united. We are one.”
“Israel’s enemies are our enemies, and we are with you through thick and thin!” he declared, garnering a standing ovation from the audience.
Organizations receiving support from Hagee Ministries included: Afikim Family Enrichment Association, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Bikur V’Ezras Cholim, Friends of the IDF, Galilee Medical Center, Heart of Benjamin, Herzl Institute, Herzog Hospital, Holocaust Memorial Museum of Houston, International Council of Young Israel, Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, Jewish Agency for Israel, Just One Life, Koby Mandell Foundation, Megemeria School (training for new Ethiopian immigrants), Ohr Torah Stone, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Netanya Academic College, Save a Child’s Heart, Shurat Hadin and the Women’s International Zionist Organization.
Hagee Ministries has distributed more than $98 million to Israeli and Jewish charities since holding its first “Night to Honor Israel.”
In his remarks, Pastor Hagee, who besides leading Hagee Ministries is the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), touted the continuing growth of Christian Zionism and the threats Israel faces.
Hagee also called for the U.S. Congress to pass the Taylor Force Act, which was named in memory of American veteran Taylor Force killed by a Palestinian terrorist in Israel in March. The bill seeks to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if they continue their policy of paying monetary rewards for terrorism.
“We must not give one dime to the Palestinian Authority so long as they continue to support terrorism in both word and deed,” Hagee said.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton served as the evening’s keynote speaker, explaining the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
“If Israel is not secure, the United States is not secure,” Bolton said.