Irish Christian Friends of Israel is comprised of committed Christians, from various denominations, who love Israel and its peoples. We accept the Biblical truth that God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people forever. There are 120 Scriptures (116 in the Old Testament and 4 in the New Testament – see our Scriptures Booklet) in the Bible which refer to the promised return of the Jewish people to Israel (Aliyah). One of these is from Jeremiah 31: 8,10.
“See, I will bring them from the land of the North and gather them from the ends of the earth …He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over His flock like a shepherd”
Israel means the Jewish people, both inside the nation and in the Diaspora throughout the world. It also means the modern Jewish nation of Israel, which includes both Jewish and Arab citizens, all precious to God.
What are Our objectives?
- Encourage Christians to pray for Israel and the Jewish people according to the Scriptures.
- Inform Christians what the Bible says concerning the Jewish roots of our faith.
- Challenge “replacement theology” in the Churches.
- Stand up for the truth about Israel in the media and elsewhere.
- Stand against the rise of anti Semitism
- Stand up for Israel’s right to exist in security and peace as a Jewish nation.
- Build Jewish/Christian friendships (Is.40:1)
- Encourage and pray for Messianic Jews in Israel, especially those in need.
- Support the return of the Jewish people to Israel in fulfillment of God’s promises in Scripture
- Encourage Irish people to visit Israel.
- Contribute to the afforestation of Israel by planting a tree in the land.