Knesset members are training Christian allies to counter the pro-Palestinian radical movement in the West.
YNET News reported:
In recent years, more and more Israeli politicians lecturing in universities abroad have had to deal with disturbances stirred up by pro-Palestinian students, forcing them to halt their lectures, or even canceling them altogether.
The recent phenomenon led Knesset members to come up with a creative solution, realizing the response to Muslim demonstrations of force will not come from young Jewish students, but rather from Christian ones, who are just as eager to defend Israel.
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The Knesset for Christian Allies Caucus lobby, headed by Knesset Member David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu), began locating and training Christian students in every prestigious university and collage in North America and Europe, with the aim of establishing a non-Jewish support group that will represent the Israeli side in each campus.
The lobby, which includes dozens of MKs from all across the political spectrum, is considered one of the most active lobbies in the Knesset.
As part of the initiative, lobby members contacted Evangelical organization Eagles’ Wings, which helped them locate suitable Christian students abroad. The admission requirements: Both written and oral eloquence and the ability to speak in front of an audience.
So far, 150 students have been trained for the program, while the aim is to train an additional 30 students annually. The “ambassadors” undergo public relations courses, visit Israel and meet with politicians, members of the academy and Foreign Ministry diplomats.