The Fellowship is proud to host the National Baptist Convention of America International on a tour of the Holy Land, where they will explore Israel’s national treasures and the Fellowship programs. (Photo: IFCJ Facebook)
Twenty-six African-American Christian leaders are participating in a May 23-29 educational trip to Israel sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship).
The visiting delegation is from the National Baptist Convention of America, a predominately black church. Yael Eckstein, senior vice president of The Fellowship, said the trip is part of an effort to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and to “build strategic friends and allies for the Jewish people both financially and politically.”
“Just seeing the country and experiencing [it] is something which can build a greater connection with Israel,” she said.
Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr.—president of the National Baptist Convention of America—said he hoped to use the trip to help find “common ground” between Palestinians and Israelis
The Jewish and African-American communities are united by a shared history and common love of the Bible. This week, The Fellowship is proud to host the National Baptist Convention of America International on a tour of the Holy Land, where they will explore Israel’s national treasures and the many Fellowship programs you support on behalf of the Israeli people.