Christian Evangelicals: David Cerullo, Jay Sekulow & Others Vital For Israel

With so many American Jewish establishment organizations pushing for a 2-state solution and not being active and vocal supporters of Israel, one wonders how much the non-Orthodox amongst them will become even less relevant in the years to come as more American Jews continue to become less Jewish. For many years, I believe Christian Evangelical support for Israel has in many ways been more important than that of the American Jewish community. And indeed, in many ways they are stronger supporters of Israel than the establishment – and that is likely to continue to rise.

Consider The Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders which found that only 11% of Evangelical leaders sympathized with the Palestinians over the Israelis. One may shudder to think of what the response would be amongst the so-called American Jewish leadership to that question. That same survey found that 73% of the Evangelicals similarly believe that God’s covenant with the Jewish people continues today.
Similarly, a 2012 Pew Center survey found that 67% of white evangelical Protestants said they sympathized more with Israel than the Palestinians. The Christian Evangelicals represent a large population in this great Republic, travel to Israel, support Israel and are valiant supporters.

Let’s consider the playing field – Would one rather have The American Jewish Committee, Peter Beinart, Peace Now, ADL and the Jewish establishment, or Christians United for Israel, David Cerullo, Jay Sekulow, Pat Robertson and the like? The Jewish community must continue to grow close partnerships with the powerful Evangelical Christians who support Israel through times thick and thin.

Ronn Torossian wishes all readers of Times of Israel a Shana Tova.

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page