157 U.S. Christian Leaders Call for Support, Course Correction in Biden Administration’s Approach to Israel

NRB | May 16, 2024 | NRB News

Political tumult surrounding the Biden administration’s policy toward Israel has given pro-Israel American Christian leaders concern about flagging U.S. support for its ally. In April, a group of 157 Christian leaders, including NRB executives and NRB members, came together under the banner of American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) to address President Joe Biden in a letter regarding his administration’s posture toward Israel. Signers included NRB president & CEO Troy A. Miller, NRB executive vice president Dr. Linda W. Smith, and several NRB members, including Dr. Susan Michael, U.S. director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), Gary Bauer, senior vice president of the James Dobson Family Institute, and Star Parker, president and founder of CURE Policy and member of NRB’s executive committee.

The letter highlighted several actions that prompted concern within the ACLI network, including demands for a ceasefire and endorsements of negotiations for a Palestinian state, actions that were seen as potentially rewarding Hamas for their attacks on Israeli civilians.

Furthermore, the ACLI leaders expressed concern over the administration’s decision to waive sanctions on Iran, a move that could potentially provide funding and support to terrorist groups like Hamas. The letter also condemned comments made by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling for regime change in Israel, stating that such interference in the affairs of a close ally was unprecedented and concerning.

The ACLI letter called for a course correction, urging Biden to support Israel in its efforts to defeat and eliminate Hamas, demand the release of all hostages, and reinstate sanctions against Iran. While the letter was circulated before Iran’s recent attack on Israel, ACLI’s director, Dr. Susan Michael, expressed gratitude for the international support Israel received during the attack but emphasized the ongoing concerns regarding the administration’s stance on the matter.

ACLI, a project of the United States branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), aims to provide a unified voice in support of Israel and the Jewish people on behalf of American Christians. The group seeks to advocate for policies that align with the values and interests of both nations, emphasizing the importance of protecting civilians and upholding international security. As tensions in the region continue to escalate, the ACLI network remains dedicated to promoting peace, justice, and solidarity between Israel and the United States.

Read the full ACLI letter here.

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