The Knesset building in Jerusalem. Credit: James Emery.
(JNS.org) A group of 20 lawmakers from Israel allies caucuses from around the world will gather in Jerusalem for a three-day visit as part of a conference organized by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.
The lawmakers will attend Israel Allies Foundation’s annual Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference, which is being co-sponsored by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) at the Mamilla Hotel from Oct. 12-14.
At the conference, the lawmakers are expected to urge an investigation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) following the discovery of weaponry in U.N. schools in Gaza during this summer’s war. They are also expected to speak out against the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
WJC President Ronald S. Lauder will attend the conference, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will address the lawmakers during their visit to the ICEJ’s Feast of Tabernacles celebration.
The lawmakers hail from 16 countries, including the U.K., Canada, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece, Uruguay, Poland, South Africa, Italy, Suriname, Guatemala, Brazil, and Sweden, as well as from the European Parliament.
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