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LCI Thanks the President of Guatemala

Dear President Morales,

On behalf of the Latino Coalition for Israel representing Hispanic Evangelicals in the United States, Caribbean and Central and South America, I want to thank you for your government’s plan to relocate the diplomatic mission from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and for your unwavering support for the state of Israel.

We want to express our deep gratitude for your actions.

We are extremely grateful that Guatemala has a president that is committed to putting Guatemala first in both domestic and foreign policy and for a leader who understands that the path of peace requires stride of strength and determination.

 

Our support for Israel is first and foremost rooted in the Bible, in which it is clearly established that God gave the Land of Israel, with Jerusalem as its undivided capital, to the Jewish people as an eternal covenant.  Indeed, the claim and presence of Jewish people in Israel and Jerusalem has remained constant for more than 3000 years.

 

Beyond our many mutual strategic interests, Israel is an exceptional country that shares our most essential values.  Of particular concern to Christians and Jews, it is the only country in the Middle East where Freedom of Religion, as defined by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is found.  That freedom, and the freedom of access to numerous sacred Christian and Jewish ancestral heritage sites that Israeli sovereignty safeguards and guarantees, stands in stark contrast to the persecution and genocide of Christians taking place throughout the region.  Our community has never seen a more critical time for standing in unwavering support of Israel.

 

We as Hispanic Evangelicals are also deeply concerned about the plight of the Palestinian people.  God loves all people equally, including the Palestinians.  We are deeply saddened by the abuses of the Palestinian leadership upon their own people.  It is our hearts desire that the Palestinians be able to live in peace and security alongside of their Jewish neighbors.

 

Thank you for your support in this matter and look forward to seeing you continue strong friendship and diplomatic relations with the state of Israel.

 

Sincerely,

Mario Braminck, Esquire

President, Latino Coalition for Israel

LATINO COALITION FOR ISRAEL DENOUNCES UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION ON JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL AND APPLAUD PRESIDENT TRUMP AND AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY’S STRONG RESOLUTIONS PRESS RELEASE

The Latino Coalition for Israel denounces UN General Resolution on Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital and applaud President Trump’s and Ambassador Nikki Haley’s
strong resolution in holding the United Nations accountable for the resolution. Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of Latino Coalition for Israel states “we denounce the resolution on Jerusalem adopted by the UN General Assembly on Thursday criticizing the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The nonbinding resolution was adopted with 128 nations in favor, 9 against, 35 abstained, and 21 countries did not vote. This is a one-sided anti-Israel resolution.”

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation…. When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the privilege of being disrespected. In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than anyone else for that dubious privilege.” Ambassador Haley further stated: “To its shame, the United Nations has long
been a hostile place for the State of Israel….It’s a wrong that undermines the credibility of this institution, and that in turn is harmful for the entire world.” Pastor Mario Bramnick, further stated, “We are so grateful for President Trump and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley for displaying steadfast moral courage in support of Israel and for holding the United Nations and the nations criticizing the US decisions accountable.

The Latino Coalition for Israel’s vision is to engage and activate Hispanics in the Pro-Israel movement to counter the global rise of antisemitism and the Campaign to Delegitimize the Nation of Israel. Our vision is to establish the largest Pro-Israel Hispanic entity: the Latino Coalition for Israel (LCI).

PRESS RELEASE: EVANGELICAL LEADERS PRAY WITH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IN THE OVAL OFFICE AND PRESENT HIM ‘FRIENDS OF ZION’ AWARD

Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of Latino Coalition for Israel was part of the top conservative evangelical leaders that met and prayed with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday, December 11, 2017. The Evangelical leaders expressed their gratitude to President Donald Trump on his decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and presented him with the “Friends of Zion” award.

“This award was commissioned by the 9th president of the state of Israel, Shimon Peres, to recognize a global leader with courage to stand with the nation of Israel and the Jewish people,” explained Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Friends of Zion Museum.

“We believe no American president in history has done more to defend the Jewish people in the United Nations,” Evans said of President Trump.

“We were so thankful for the open door that our president has granted us to have very open dialogue,” said Paula White, a member of the president’s faith advisory council and senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, Florida.  The leaders strongly commended President Donald J. Trump’s loyalty towards Israel.

“This president is an anomaly. He is an anomaly because he keeps his promises. Evangelicals, conservatives across this country are grateful for the fact that he has actually done exactly what he campaigned on,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of the Latino Coalition for Israel, stated: We want to express our deep gratitude to the President for his declaration of Jerusalem as the Capital of the Nation of Israel and his fulfillment of his campaign promise in moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem”.

“Pastor Bramnick further stated: The Presidents’ actions will bring the United States policy in line with the will of the American people, as expressed by the United States Congress and will serve as a recognition of both current and historic reality that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people and the Jewish faith, since ancient times.”

Our support for Israel is first and foremost rooted in the Bible, in which it is clearly established that God gave the Land of Israel, with undivided Jerusalem as its capital, to the Jewish people as an eternal covenant.  Indeed, the claim and presence of Jewish people in Israel and Jerusalem has remained constant for more than 3000 years.

Pastor Mario worked with the Trump campaign on the platform. During that time, Pastor Mario Bramnick told JNS.org that Trump and his advisers “were very strong on the importance of this language [on Israel].”  “We are very encouraged by the resolve and support of Mr. Trump and his advisers on the issue,” said Bramnick. “We had worked with the platform committee leadership regarding the reinserting of the language as a united Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the nation of Israel, and the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem should the Republican candidate win the presidency.”

“Evangelicals and conservatives across this country are grateful for the fact he (President Trump) has actually done exactly what he campaigned on,” Perkins explained. “He campaigned on protection of religious freedom. He campaigned on making our military strong and reversing the radical social

 

President Donald J. Trump receives the Friends of Zion Award with faith leaders in the Oval Office at the White House, Sunday, December 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

PRESS RELEASE Hispanic Evangelicals Applaud President Trump’s Decision of Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the Nation of Israel

The Latino Coalition for Israel applauds President Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem as the Capital of the Nation of Israel as well as his commitment of moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem.

Pastor Mario Bramnick President of the Latino Coalition for Israel stated: “On behalf of Hispanic Evangelicals we want to express our deep gratitude to the President for his declaration today of Jerusalem as the Capital of the Nation of Israel and his fulfillment of his campaign promise in moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem”.

“Hispanic Evangelical’s support for Israel is based on our biblical belief that God gave the land of Israel with Jerusalem as its undivided capital to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” Pastor Bramnick stated.

The President’s actions today will bring the United States policy in line with the will of the American people as expressed by the United States Congress and will serve as a recognition of both current and historic reality established over the past 3000 years.

The Latino Coalition for Israel’s vision is to engage and activate Hispanics in the Pro-Israel movement to counter the global rise of antisemitism and the Campaign to Delegitimize the Nation of Israel. Our vision is to establish the
largest Pro-Israel Hispanic entity: the Latino Coalition for Israel (LCI).

PRESS RELEASE – NIGHT TO CELEBRATE ISRAEL, SAN ANTONIO, TX

Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of Latino Coalition for Israel had the honor of ministering at Christians United for Israel (CUFI), Night to Honor Israel along with with Pastor Ruben Mendez, Director of LCI, Rabbi Ayeh Scheinberg and Sammy Eppel.  This historic event was held at Iglesia Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas where over 400 Christians and Jews united in solidarity.

Pastor Mario Bramnick & Daniel Calvetti

Rabbi Ayeh Scheinberg

Mario Bramnick, Peter De Jesus, Sammy Eppel, Ruben & Susan Mendez

PRESS RELEASE – HISPANIC HERITAGE PRIVATE RECEPTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE

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HISPANIC HERITAGE PRIVATE RECEPTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of Latino Coalition for Israel and LCI Board Members Pastor Ramiro Pena, Lourdes Aguirre, Pastor Pasqual Urrabazo and Pastor Nilsa Alvarez were honored to receive a special invitation to the White House to be with President Donald Trump for Hispanic Heritage Month Event on Friday, October 6, 2017.  We so appreciated President Donald Trump’s strong support for the Hispanic Community.

 

Board Members of Latino Coalition for Israel celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Pastor Pascual Urrabazo International Church of Las Vegas, Pastor Mario Bramnick, Lourdes Aguirre and Nilsa Alvarez at the White House.

HISPANIC HERITAGE PRIVATE RECEPTION AT VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE HOME

Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of Latino Coalition for Israel had the honor to be with Vice President Pence at a Private Reception at the Vice Presidents home to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Reception on October 11, 2017.

Pastor Mario Bramnick at VP Mike Pence’s Home

Pastor Mario Bramnick & Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Pence expressed his great appreciation for the Latino Community

 

PRESS RELEASE LCI FEAST OF TABERNACLES CELEBRATION

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LCI FEAST OF TABERNACLES CELEBRATION 

Latino Coalition for Israel hosted The Feast of Tabernacles Celebration at New Wine Ministries on Sunday, October 8, 2017.  This was a Historic event.  Our speakers included Rabbi Leonid Feldman of Temple Bethel, West Palm Beach, Cantor Levy, Gabriel Baredes, Director of Hispanic and Christian Outreach for the Israel Consul General, Sammy Eppel, Co-chair of Global Forum against Anti-Semitism and Pastor Ruben Mendez and his wife Susan Mendez, Pastors of Iglesia Cornerstone, San Antonio, Texas.

Cantor Levy leading worship

Pastors Ruben & Susan Mendez

Pastor Mario Bramnick

Sammy Eppel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATINO COALITION FOR ISRAEL LATIN AMERICAN LAUNCH

Latino Coalition for Israel (LCI) announces the launch of our LCI South American initiative in Montevideo, Uruguay several weeks ago. The South America launching of the Latino Coalition for Israel (LCI), represented by Connie Wilson, Board Director was a great success in Uruguay.  There were several events that from September 11-17, 2017.

On September 11, 2017, Latino Coalition for Israel launched our LCI Latin American vision by hosting a Noche de Celebracion para Israel.  There was an overwhelming response and support for Israel. Apostle Alberto and Blanca Acenjo, Latin American representatives for LCI, moderated the evening.  Israeli Ambassador Nina Ben Ami spoke about the long standing history of Uruguay’s support of Israel. Dr. Gerardo Amarilla, Parlamentarian having completed his term as President of the Congress of Uruguay, moved the audience with his great love for Israel. Connie Wilson, of LCI, asserted the imperativeness of Uruguayan and South American Christians to be activated and involved in the pro-Israel movement, to combat antisemitism and bigotry.

LCI Director Connie Wilson & Bill Wilson, Deputy Garardo Amarilla, Ambassador Nin-Ben Ami, Apostle Alberto and Blanca Acenjo and Pastors Leonardo and Gabriella Ethchenique

 

On Tuesday, September 12, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Dr. Gerardo Amarilla was awarded the annual Jerusalem prize.  Following the event, Connie Wilson was interviewed on the main national Uruguayan television station regarding Dr. Amarilla, as well as the work that Latino Coalition for Israel has initiated in Latin America. Thursday, September 14, Connie Wilson spoke at Centro Cristiano de Rivera, imparting the vision LCI, and the tremendous awakening happening with Latinos right now.  It is God’s time now for Latin America and the involvement with Israel. The following day, Connie Wilson was interviewed for a Christian program in Rivera, Uruguay.

LCI will be hosting events in major cities throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean and will continue to mobilize the Hispanic Evangelical community in support of Israel and the Jewish community.  Please join us and follow us on Facebook and twitter.

 

PRESS RELEASE: THE NEW INTERNATIONAL LAW INITIATIVE FOR THE PALESTENIAN ISRAELI CONFLICT IN THE HAGUE, NETHERLAND

The Hague Institute for International Co-operation was launched in The Hague, Netherlands last week.  This meeting brought together international lawyers and experts from different Nations to discuss and formulate legal position papers related to Israel and the Middle East conflict.  The Hague is the International Law Capital of the world where Nations come to mediate world conflicts.

On Wednesday, June 28 – 29 in The Hague more than thirty international lawyers and experts from around the world came together to discuss the complex issues relating to the Israeli-Arab conflict, thus providing new and unique insights and perspectives.  The uniqueness of the new initiative lies in the fact that it aims at providing decision makers and international officials legal position papers and issue briefings on issues of the legality of East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

Latino Coalition for Israel (LCI) President, Pastor Mario Bramnick, one of the participants, discussed the “New Era of U.S. – Israel Relationships under President Trumps Administration” Pastor Bramnick explained how the new initiative will further strengthen the work of the Pro-Israel Movement in the United States. “A combination of solid legal arguments and the unique outreach of LCI will make our work even more effective in the future” stated Bramnick.

June 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Six Day War” which Israel gained control of “East Jerusalem”, Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, the “Gaza Strip” and the Sinai (the “Territories”). 2017 is also the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration issued by the British government, that led to the San Remo resolution (1920), the Mandate for Palestine (1922) and ultimately the creation of the State of Israel (1948).

Since the mid-1970’s, international diplomacy has sought to promote an Arab-Israeli peace agreement by presuming that claimed Palestinian rights to statehood and sovereignty over all of the “Occupied Territories” are well-founded under international law, and that competing Israeli claims with respect to these territories are groundless.

Recently, the UN Security Council in Resolution 2334 (23rd December 2016) condemned all Israeli settlements activities in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” as a “flagrant violation” of international law. In the January 2017 “Peace Summit” in Paris a number of nations adopted a statement claiming that the two-state solution based on a “full end” to the “occupation” of the Territories is “the only way to achieve enduring peace”.

The position papers of The Hague conclude that the statement by the United Nations Security council that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the territories are illegal is both incorrect and misleading.  Pastor Mario stated “It is therefore of the utmost importance to review the international legal framework applicable to the so called “territorial status” of “East Jerusalem” Judea and Samaria, and to explore the relevance of international law to the formulation of foreign policy.”