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Israeli Ambassador in Manchester

ICEJ UK were delighted to be invited to hear Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev give his first public address of the new year following Rosh Hashanah.

 

We gathered with refreshments just after 7.30 as many Jews broke the fast of Gedaliah.  

The Ambassador began by wishing everyone a happy and peaceful New Year followed by a Q&A session with the former Director of the Jewish Representative Council in Manchester. 

Later he took questions from the audience and covered topics ranging from Brexit, the UK government to human rights, settlements, the right of return, a two state solution and President Trump, Iran and cricket!

 

 

 

 

 


Celebrating Israel 70

The evening of 15th March 2018 saw the Jewish and Christian communities of NW England join together in a Night to Celebrate Israel. Joined by talented musical group ‘Shir’ (Song/poem in Hebrew) and gifted trumpeter, Sergio Frade, speakers gave testimony to the wonderful things Israel has achieved in her short history. Medical research has produced huge leaps forward and technical advancement has seen great investment by companies that are major world players. In the areas of politics and human rights Israel, they said, stands out in the Middle East as a beacon of fairness and humanity and is testimony to God’s promise to His people.

The Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham gave the gathering his greetings and celebrated the way the different faith communities in Manchester show tolerance toward one another. However, by far the most touching contribution was that by three Israeli Druze citizens, one of whom had lost his son last summer. A serving policeman on the Temple Mount, Sergeant Hail Stawi was shot and killed last summer by a terrorist and leaves behind a wife and baby boy. ICEJ has been privileged to provide Druze schools with equipment over the last few years and it was lovely, though moving, to hear from these three Arab supporters of the State of Israel. The gathered assembly stood to their feet to honour the fallen Druze policeman, acknowledging his father’s tribute and tears.

The evening ended with more music from ‘Shir’ and the audience participating in Israeli dancing and joyful flag waving.


Israel 70 - God's Miracle Timeline!

On Sunday 6th May ICEJ UK joined with Calvary Hephzibah Church and RCCG Strong Tower in Manchester to Celebrate Israel's 70th Birthday with special guest HE The Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev.


 

 

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The Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast June 2017

 

 On June the 6th and 7th this year I was privileged to be able to gather in Jerusalem with more than 500 Christian leaders, Politicians, Businessmen and Media representatives from around the world for the inaugural Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. This three day event was in part inspired by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, and the growing awareness that we are entering a new season of Judeo-Christian co-operation and partnership.

While hosting the group at his residence, President Rivlin said; "This is a significant convening … the meeting at the Knesset and here at my residence is important as we long to receive the prayers of Christians for Israel. Doing nothing is doing harm, and I know you will do something. Pray." 

 

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Visit of Gidon Sa'ar
 
 
ICEJ sponsored the visit of Gidon Sa'ar in partnership with the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. Gidon served on Prime Minister Netanyahu's cabinet between 2009 and 2014, and was a founding member of the Caucus. He addressed Kingdom Faith Church on Sunday 21st May and shared on the vital importance of Christian support for Israel and on God's faithfulness and commitment to keep His prophetic word to Israel and particularly Jerusalem. Pastor Clive and Jane Urquhart were so welcoming and Gidon was very well received by the congregation; receiving a standing ovation which was very moving. Please click here to hear Gidon's talk which begins around the 24 minute mark.
 
 
                 
          Gidon with Clive & Jane Urquhart and our ICEJ UK team member
 

Following a wonderful conference with Reverend Malcolm Hedding and Canon Andrew White, and our 4th annual Night to Celebrate Israel here are some photos to give you a flavour of the events.
 
 ICEJ UK Northern Conference - CITY OF GOD
 
         
                 
                       
               
                              
 

A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE ISRAEL
 
An amazing night with music from Shir and Chip Kendall; keynote speakers Malcolm Hedding (ICEJ International Spokesperson) and Simon Johnson (CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council) and other guests.  Look out for details of next year's event celebrating Israel's 70th Birthday!
  
                                              
          
  
            

Our thanks to Jim Keelan for all these wonderful pictures, giving a flavour of the evening. © Jim Keelan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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