(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter to International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) Executive Director Dr. Juergen Buehler last week, thanking the Christian Zionist organization for its support of Israel during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
“The support of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has been a source of strength and encouragement for the citizens of Israel and the soldiers defending them,” Netanyahu wrote, Israel Hayom reported.
During Operation Protective Edge, the organization raised more than $277,000 for nine public bomb shelters for the residents of communities adjacent to the Israel-Gaza border, including Kibbutz Kfar Aza and the southern Bedouin village of Umm Batin.
ICEJ sent hundreds of residents of the south, including people with special needs and at-risk youths, on vacations around Israel and abroad, offering them an escape from the incessant rocket fire. The organization also sent food and clothing to Israeli soldiers fighting in Gaza, organized public diplomacy campaigns for Israel overseas, and held pro-Israel rallies worldwide, including in Germany, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and South Africa.