The evangelical delegation meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Credit: GPO, State of Israel.


The Church and the Jewish community sharing an ‘Esther moment,’ while facing a ‘wave of Hamans’


A solidarity mission of American Christian and Jewish faith leaders recently visited Israel to strengthen the nation and its leaders against external pressures from all sides – and especially the U.S. push for Palestinian statehood.

“What our administration is doing in pressuring Israel into a unilateral two-state solution…is absolutely outrageous,” Mario Bramnick, delegation leader and head of the Latino Coalition For Israel told the Jewish News Syndicate.

Besides Bramnick, the delegation included Family Research Council president, Reverend Tony Perkins; Sara Carter, Fox News contributor; and Ellie Cohanim, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism during the Trump Administration.

“Evangelical support of Israel in America and worldwide is essential and more important today than at any other time in the history of modern Israel,” the delegates stated.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the members of the delegation expressed their solidarity with Israel in the wake of the Oct. 7 invasion and massacre carried out by Hamas terrorists. They also expressed their support for Israel’s military initiatives, as well as the “protection of the sovereignty of Israel in light of the United States pressure towards a unilateral two-state solution,” according to the delegation’s press release.

The delegation also met with former U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman under the Trump administration, as well as other senior government officials.

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“Israel and the United States are fighting a common enemy, an enemy that wants to destroy not just Israel, but the Western world,” the delegates stated.

The faith leaders received security briefings while touring key strategic locations in Israel, including the Gaza Envelope, Israel’s northern border, where Hezbollah has been carrying out daily attacks since last October, and Judea and Samaria, internationally known as the West Bank.

In the Gaza Envelope, they visited the site of the Nova party massacre near Kibbutz Re’im.

“We had a time of prayer and repentance at the Nova music festival in the Gaza corridor to repent for the actions of our government that led to the October 7th massacre,” the delegation stated.

“I am more worried about America because Israel has an unconditional covenant of God’s protection,” Pastor Bramnick told Israel 365 News.

“I believe we’re in a spiritual existential threat in America. If we turn our backs against Israel, we have no hope for God’s favor, grace, or protection only of the wrath and judgment of God.”

The delegation on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City (Photo couretsy)

The pastor said he believes that the Church and the Jewish people were sharing an “Esther moment,” referring to the Jewish holiday of Purim this week.

He said the Church and Jews “are facing a wave of Hamans. Like Haman used Ahasuerus, the haters of Israel are using the governments of the United States and European Union in an attempt to destroy the Jewish people,” Bramnick said, drawing parallels to the Purim story as told in the Book of Esther.

“This is our moment, it is for this time, that Christians, like Esther, have to stand up against these anti-Israel decrees in the month of Adar to raise our voice to reverse every Haman decree against Israel, against the Jewish people. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy but God came so that we might have life and have life more abundantly.”