Evangelicals march in Jerusalem to support Israel

Click photo to download. Caption: Pictured is U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who participated in this year's evangelical Christian pro-Israel march in Jerusalem. Credit: U.S. Congress. (JNS.org) Thousands of evangelical Christians marched through the streets of Jerusalem Oct. 4 to show support for Israel. The annual march organized by the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem drew more than 5,000 people from nearly 90 countries, as well as 25 international politicians.

“This is the real United Nations...Israelis are our brothers and sisters, so we must protect them from Iran and evil,” Sheila Hakes, 41, of Alabama, told the Associated Press.

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who participated in this year’s Jerusalem march, said it “breaks my heart” to see President Barack Obama “reserve more criticism for Israel for building homes in their capital city than he does for [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad for building nuclear weapons with which to threaten the peace and security of the entire free world.”

Posted on October 5, 2012 .