Israeli PM’s Christmas Message: Israel Only Place in Region Protecting Christian Life
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett issued Christmas greetings to Christians worldwide along with a message of brotherhood and unity, highlighting Israel’s determination to protect Christian life and thanking Christian “brothers and sisters” who are “united in our love for Jerusalem” for “caring about us” and “fighting for the state of Israel.”
In his public Christmas message in English posted on Thursday, December 23, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wished all Christians in Israel and around the world a merry Christmas.
He also highlighted what he described as the “common heritage” of both Jews and Christians.
“It’s here in this ancient land where our forefathers lived the stories we all read in the Bible from the Galilee to the Holy City of Jerusalem, right here,” he said. “You see, the land of Israel is the land of our common heritage, and it remains a beacon of religious freedom, tolerance, and prosperity.”
Noting the increased persecution of Christians in the region, Bennett highlighted Israel’s role in protecting Christian life there.
“In a region where Christians are routinely persecuted, there’s only one place, one country, that protects Christian life — where the Christian community is growing, thriving, and prospering — and that’s right here in the state of Israel,” he said.
Stating, “We’re brothers and sisters, and we’re all united in our love for Jerusalem and our prayers for peace,” the prime minister wished “warm greetings” from Israel’s historic capital.
“So, as you celebrate the holidays in Israel and around the world, I would like to send you all warm greetings from Jerusalem,” he said.
He concluded by expressing appreciation for Christians who support the Jewish state. (BB / VFI News)
“God, we ask you to bless your children, and foster a community of mutual respect among all believers in the Land.”