A Night to Honour Israel

A Night to Honour Israel

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    The special evening which took place on Sunday the 21st of October, at the premises of Camps Bay High School, facing the magnificent shores of the Atlantic ocean in Cape Town, was a celebration of sounds and colours, including singing, dancing and prayers, all aimed at highlighting the uniqueness of Israel; its achievements and its exceptional contributions to the world.

    The key note speaker, Michael Utterback of Ministry to Israel inspired the audience by showing how the prophecies of the redemption of the Land and the People of Israel are being fulfilled in front of our eyes. "I shall bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."  Utterback quoted from G-d's promise to Abraham (Genesis  12:3), indicating the importance and the benefits for South Africans to from strong ties with Israel.


    The main organizer and the living spirit behind the initiative is Sharon Ellwood, who has coordinated this event for the third year in a row. "It started 3 years ago with roughly 200 people"- Sharon recalls. "Last year we had about 800, and now just about 1,200 people!”  Sharon believes that as the criticism among anti-Israeli factions in South Africa becomes more aggressive, more and more Christians around South Africa feel the need to come out and be more vocal about their love and support for Israel and the Jewish People by participating in events like this, as well as in many other ways.


    Among the many guests who greeted the event were Ms. Reeva Forman, Vice Chair of the SA Zionist Federation National Board, Mr. Daniel Levitt, Vice-Chair of the SA Zionist Federation Cape-Council and Deputy Ambassador Ya'akov Finkelstein, who brought a message from the Embassy of Israel in Pretoria. 


    Proceeds from the evening will be going towards two organizations based in Israel:

    The Haifa Holocaust Home for Survivors and 'Be’ad-Chaim'- Pro-Life association.​

     
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