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October 30, 1992 - Image 66

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-30

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SRAE CORRESPONDEN

he West Bank was
ablaze again. A Jewish
woman had been
killed the day before
by a roadside bomb. Eight
other Jews had been injured,
and Jewish settlers were
stoning Arab cars.
The attacks and counterat-
tacks had been going on for
two weeks, and the intifada
seemed to have reignited.
The government, mean-
while, was urgently seeking
a solution.
But you wouldn't have
known it in Hebron, at the
Tomb of the Patriarchs, on
this pleasant afternoon the
day before Simchat Torah.
Some 300 blissed-out Chris-
tian pilgrims, their hands
held up to the sky, were
beating tambourines, speak-
ing in tongues and singing
praises to Jesus and to the
Jewish people as Israeli
soldiers stood with their
rifles at the edges of the
crowd, protecting them.
A few nights before,
thousands of these Israel-
loving Christians, pilgrims
of the International Chris-
tian Embassy Jerusalem
(ICEJ), gathered at the capi-
tal's main convention hall,
cheering and crying, "Thank
you, Jesus," as Prime Min-
ister Yitzhak Rabin told
them: "If you help us, we
shall together fulfill God's
commandment to bring Jews
to Israel."
Over 6,000 of the ICEJ's
minions were here for their
annual Feast of the Taber-
nacles, coinciding with
Sukkot week. The Tourism
Ministry had helped the
organization tout the event
abroad, and the pilgrims had
come from over 80 countries.
It was the biggest single
group of tourists Israel had
seen for all year.
They marched through
Jerusalem, waving their na-
tional flags, grinning
beatifically, and if the Arabs
and Jews were fighting
again over who had the
rights to Hebron or
Ramallah or Nablus or any
other piece of land in the
disputed territories, the
pilgrims seemed unaware
and unafraid. For them the
issue was foreordained, a
matter of prophecy; it was
the Jews' land, and the Jews
were coming back to it, just
like the Bible said, and

Jesus was coming back to
the Holy Land, and all peo-
ple, Jews and Muslims in-
cluded, would recognize him
as the Lord — or so they
believe.
In the romance between
evangelical Christianity and
Eretz Israel, no organization
is more demonstrative about
its love than the ICEJ.
Founded in 1980 by foreign
evangelists, ICEJ's mission
is to be "a comfort to the
Jews." It has brought
thousands of former Soviet
Jews to Israel, often in
dangerous circumstances,
runs nearly 150 charitable
programs for Israeli Jews —
and Arabs — donates mill-

ICEJ's mission is to
be "a comfort to
the Jews."

ions of dollars to the Jewish
Agency, and, of course, br-
ings thousands of tourists to
Israel.
It also has a clear-cut polit-
ical agenda. The ICEJ
lobbies in Washington, holds
symposiums, and writes
angry letters to editors
about "hostile" stories about
Israel — all to push its plat-
form that Israel has full
right to the occupied ter-
ritories (which they refer to
only as Judea, Samaria and
Gaza), that the Arab states
and the PLO are vipers bent
only on Israel's destruction,
and that the U.S. and the
West should get off Israel's
back.
Not surprisingly, Israel's
right-wing elements have
taken the ICEJ to their
hearts. The Shamir govern-
ment had a mutual admira-
tion society with the Em-
bassy, as does The
Jerusalem Post. Today,
however, ICEJ is politically
out of sorts with the new
Israeli government, and is
lifting its voice to steer it on
a righteous path.
At the Tomb of the
Patriarchs, Dutch-born
preacher Jan Willem van
der Hoeven, the ICEJ's
spokesman and most promi-
nent figure, offered this• ap-
peal to God: "We pray for
Rabin and his government,
that you will make them not

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