Pro-Israel lawmakers gathering in Jerusalem - World Jewish Congress

Pro-Israel lawmakers gathering in Jerusalem

Pro-Israel lawmakers gathering in Jerusalem


The Israel Allies Foundation will hold their annual Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference from September 29th-October 1st. Sponsored by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), the conference will be attended by 22 parliamentarians from 18 countries worldwide, as well as a number of distinguished guests from Israel. 

2013 Chairman's ConferenceTopics to be discussed during the conference include, the double standard of anti-Israel boycotts, the threat of a nuclear Iran on Israel and the Western world, and Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. 

During the first day of the conference the group of parliamentarians will be addressed by distinguished Israeli officials including President Reuven Rivlin, Minster Gila Gamliel, MK Robert Ilatov, MK Yoel Hasson, MK Anat Berko, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. 

The second day of the conference will be spent on a tour of West Bank communities, including a visit to a Rami Levy supermarket in Sh’ar Binyamin where the parliament members will hear from Arabs and Jews who work together everyday. The tour will also include a visit with Bat Galim Shaer, the mother of one of the boys kidnapped and killed by Hamas during last summer’s war. 

On Thursday, the parliamentarians will draft and sign a resolution declaring their support for Israel and vowing to take a stance against racist, anti-Israel movements such as BDS. The resolution will be accepted by, Minister Gilad Erdan, on behalf of the Israeli government at a press conference that will be open to the media at the Mamilla Hotel.

The lawmakers attending the Israel Allies Foundation annual Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference come from an array of countries around the world, including Britain, Italy, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Greece, Finland, Canada, South Africa, Uganda, Guatemala, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.