Evangelical Christians parade in Israel


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Jerusalem --

Waving blue and white Israeli flags, thousands of evangelical Christians from around the world filled streets of downtown Jerusalem on Thursday in a show of support for the Jewish state.

The annual march during the weeklong Jewish Sukkot holiday brings together Christians from dozens of countries.

Evangelical Christians are known as strong supporters of Israel, providing financial help and political backing, especially in the United States. Even so, their hard-line views toward Palestinians and suspect religious motivations make some moderate Israelis and Jews abroad uncomfortable.

Read more: sfgate.com/world/article/Evangelical-Christians-parade-in-Israel-3921067.php#ixzz28SsFPnJR


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