|The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Presented the Newly Created KCAC Women’s Council Today in its First Meeting of the Seventeenth Knesset|
|23 May 2006|
Speaker of Knesset Dalia Itzik Addresses the KCAC Women’s Council
Judeo-Christian Values at Center of Council’s Strategy to Liberate Oppressed Women Around the World
Tuesday, May 23, 2006- The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) met today in the Knesset and launched the KCAC Women’s Council, a powerful union of Israeli and Christian women focused on advancing the status of women worldwide using Judeo-Christian values.
It was announced in the meeting that an Israeli board of directors in Jerusalem and an international board of directors in the United States will govern the Women’s Council through a joint steering committee. MKs Amira Dotan and Orit Noked and former MKs Gila Finkelstein and Gila Gamliel represented the Israeli board at this meeting. Kay Arthur, Chairwoman of the international board, spoke of the importance of Jews and Christians working together for the advancement of the status of women. “You have the Tanach. We have the Bible. The word of God is our common ground,” she declared.
Speaker of the Knesset Dalia Itzik also attended the meeting and praised the work of the council. Speaking on the new relationship between Jews and Christians in the 21st century, she told the Christian women leaders in attendance, “You can be the bridge, and Jerusalem is the place to do it.”
Others attending the meeting included Members of Knesset Benyamin Elon and Member of Knesset Dr. Yuri Shtern, founder and chairman of the caucus. “Women’s rights issues today have unfortunately been dominated by the philosophy of moral relativism. We have no right to leave this battlefield to people to whom it does not belong,” said MK Shtern.
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, established in 2004 during the sixteenth Knesset, is continuing to promote this new relationship between Christians and Jews in the current seventeenth Knesset. For over two years, this body has succeeded in opening formal and direct lines of communication between the representatives of the Jewish people and Christian leaders around the world.