Monday, July 27, 2009
ZF UK /CFI RECEPTION AT ISRAEL AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE
The ZF joined forces with State of Israel Bonds to bring a group of devoted Israel supporters to meet with Ron Prosor, the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, at his home in London.
There was food, drinks and Israeli wine to welcome the guests and a good opportunity for them to mix and exchange pleasantries.
Some of the Christian supporters came from as far afield as Edinburgh, Manchester, Halifax and Liverpool.
Also present was Robert Szaniawski, the 'Press Counsellor' of the Polish Embassy.
There were almost one hundred Christians from various affiliates of the CFI such as Christian Friends of Magan David Adom, The ICEJ (UK) (International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem), Christians and Jews Together, Operation Exodus, the Good Shepherds Movement and others too, not noted.
Notably, and deserving of mention was Dorothy Hechabarria, a delightful elderly Christian lady, formally a nurse who had worked with the IDF for several years before retirement. There were also members and associates of the ZF.
Moti Besser, of Israel Bonds, welcomed everyone and introduced the Ambassador.
The Ambassador spoke of how thrilled he was to be able to welcome such wonderful friends to his home and briefly touched on some current problems in Israel and his appreciation for the work that Israel's Christian friends were continuing to do.
There was an impromptu address from John Stone of Christians and Jews Together. John expressed delight at having been invited and further extolled the virtues of investing in Israel Bonds.
He then led the guests in a rousing rendition of a song in Hebrew.
Alan Aziz thanked everyone for their unstinting work and support for the ZF and introduced a short film on the work of the ZF.
The evening was a very friendly and brotherly affair and the guests continued to wine and dine and chat with each other until it was time to go home.
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