JERUSALEM SUMMIT MEETS GERMAN CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS
Between April 29 and May 1, a series of meetings were held in Berlin and Dresden between Israeli and German public figures. The meetings were scheduled around the Holocaust Memorial Day commemorating the catastrophe of European Jewry.
Israeli delegation included Knesset members Rabbi Benny Elon (leader of National Union opposition) and Shai Hermesh (member of Kadima ruling party), Josh Reinstein (Director of Knesset's Christian Allies Caucus) and Dr. Dmitry Radyshevsky (Director of the Jerusalem Summit). The visit included meetings with members of Deutsche Bundestag (German Parliament), representing different parties, and with senior officials of German Foreign Ministry.
The Jerusalem Summit is an international conservative think-tank whose objective is developing an effective and Bible-value-based strategy of fighting terrorism of radical Islam. Jerusalem Summit advocates diplomatic and economic sanctions against countries practicing gender and faith apartheid, i.e. depriving women and religious minorities of equal rights.
Knesset's Christian Allies Caucus was established in Israeli Parliament in 2004 as a lobby for building a direct line of communication, cooperation and coordination between the Knesset and Christian leaders around the world.
The visit to Germany was organized by International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). The participation of Israeli group in the German commemoration of Shoah was co-sponsored by Israeli philanthropist Michael Cherney (Mikhail Chernoy).
ICEJ organized the joint visit of the Israeli delegation and German pastors to Villa Wannsee, the site of the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, where the “Final Solution” became official Nazi Policy, and to the Holocaust Memorial – the new main German centre of Remembrance of the Holocaust.
The Israeli delegation spoke at the biggest Christian pro-Israel event in Germany called "Saxon Christian Friends of Israel", timed to commemorate the Holocaust Memorial Day. The event was organized by approximately a dozen pro Israel Christian groups based in Germany.
“Today, the best way to remember the Holocaust in Germany would be a determined effort of German politicians and the entire society to check radical Islam, which is a reincarnation of Fascism, and the fanatical regime of Iran, which is preparing for a nuclear Holocaust,” said Jerusalem Summit's director Dr. Dmitry Radyshevsky in his speech. "I hope that Europeans do realize that this is not merely a question of morality, but of their survival as well, since after Israel the Islamists’ next target will be Christianity as a whole and Christian Europe in particular.”