A new Judeo-Christian party is gearing up to run in the Israeli parliamentary elections, The Jerusalem Post reported. The “Bible Bloc Party” has been approved by the party registrar’s office to run for representation at the Knesset (national legislature). The group will seek the support of non-Jewish Russian immigrants from the former Soviet Union and their spouses and from Christian Arabs.
The party’s leader, Dennis Avi Lipkin, was born in New York and is a long-term affiliate of American Evangelicals, appearing on Fox News and other leading media outlets.
“Our goal is to promote the Jewish-Christian alliance and togetherness,” he said in a statement, as reported by The Jerusalem Post. “For 2,000 years, Jews and Christians hated each other. When Israel faces an existential threat of Islamic terrorism, we need a Judeo-Christian love party.”
Lipkin said the party has taken some 20 years to put together. The party’s founding document reads as follows:
“The Biblical bloc protects everyone who believes in the Bible and opposes the ethnic cleansing of Jews and Christians from the Land of Israel. The Biblical bloc represents parties all over the world who espouse Judeo-Christian, democratic Western culture.”
According to his website, Lipkin served in the IDF from February 1972 until January 1973.
“In 1990, Avi began lecturing in Christian churches and synagogues in the U.S. as well as appearing on radio and TV. In 1991, Avi went to study three years at the Jewish Theological Seminary as part of the MA program,” his biography reads. “In 1994, Avi resumed full-time speaking at churches, synagogues, civic groups, as well as on radio, TV and interviews to newspapers. Avi has appeared in over 1,000 churches and synagogues in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Norway, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Russia, Austria, Poland, and Faroe Islands as well as in Israel.”
The political leader has also penned seven books on Judeo-Christian faith, biblical prophecy, Islamic extremism and Israeli politics.
(H/T: The Jerusalem Post)