LOS ANGELES – The consul general of Israel in Los Angeles believes that Christianity is experiencing a rapidly growing renaissance in Israel. With that, he emphasized the biblical mandate that evangelical Christians and Jews have – to be in a favorable relationship with one another.
"We really are a community of believers and we are both mandated with relationship with one another, with relationships to our great religions, and the Promised Land, [and] the Holy Land," Consul General David Siegel recently told The Christian Post. "It's mandated in the Old Testament, it's mandated even stronger in the New Testament. So we are biblically mandated to this relationship."
Pointing to the fact that both faiths have shared foundational values, Siegel noted that in many cases these values are "identical."
"We live in a world that we all understand is a world that needs to be repaired."
Siegal echoed the statements he made last November at the "Fiesta Shalom at Sea" event held last November to celebrate the strong and expanding relationship between the Hispanic and Jewish communities in Los Angeles and other parts of the U.S. Present at the Marina Del Rey Harbor event were Eva Longoria and Edward James Olmos, who both spoke about the importance of visiting and getting to know both Israel and Mexico. Los Angeles has a large population of people connected to either country or both.