Christians, Jews Hold Interfaith Event to Defy Ahmadinejad, 'Hitler of the Middle East'

'A Night to Honor Israel' Shows Christian Support for Israel

Christians and Jews will unite to celebrate the state of Israel at an upcoming interfaith event at a synagogue in Houston, Texas, called "A Night to Honor Israel."

The event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Beth Yeshurun synagogue in Houston. It is sponsored by The Christians United for Israel group, which seeks to unite Christians and Jews through 30-40 events per month.

On the organization's website, The Christians United for Israel group contends that now is an important time to support the state of Israel.

"There is a new Hitler in the Middle East -- President Ahmadinejad of Iran," reads the website in reference to the event.

"We must act to do whatever we can to protect Israel's 6 million Jews from the second Holocaust," CUFI added.

Rumors circulated among the Israeli media in early November concerning a possible pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear weapons.

Israel has always had a rocky relationship with Iran, seeing the country's discreet production of nuclear weapons as a direct threat.

"Bad things tend to get worse if they're not challenged early. Iranian leaders talk about Israel's destruction or disappearance while simultaneously creating weapons to ensure its disappearance," contended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the 2009 election.

"The Night to Honor Israel" event will have an array of special guests, including National talk-show host Sam Malone, who will emcee the event.

Dr. Randy White, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Katy, will be attending the event as a special guest. White, (who is not the former husband of Without Walls International Church pastor Paula White, but shares the same name), has a longtime affiliation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, which is connected to the event.

White told The Christian Post Tuesday that "there are great reasons to be friends with Israel on our end," including political, economical and ethical.

According to White, the purpose of the event is "to display politically that there is a large group of Christians that are very solidly pro-Israel and even Zionistic."

White said the connection between Israel and the United States is natural with Judeo-Christian history making an interfaith unity possible.

"We have a closer kinship to Israel than any other nation in the world as a people," White told CP. "[There are] clear teachings in the Scripture that God is on the side of Israel."

Lately, critics have deemed President Barack Obama as possibly being "anti-Israel" due to his support of a two-state solution to the Mideast conflict between Palestinians and Israel.

"[We] want our Israeli friends to know that even though they may not be able to rely on the U.S. government for support, there is a very large group of Christians throughout the U.S. who will be willing to support Israel," White said.

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