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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”