Israel’s President Hosts Christian Communities for New Year Reception

JNS.org – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday hosted various Christian denominations at a traditional New Years’ reception. Rivlin expressed gratitude for the Catholic Church’s Nostra Aetate declaration against anti-Semitism by mirroring Pope Francis’s words “A true Christian cannot be an anti-Semite.” “A faithful Jew cannot be anti-Christian or anti-Muslim,” said Rivlin. “Israel protects freedom of religion for all faiths,” Rivlin added. “Jerusalem is the center of the world. Billions of people look to this city in hope and prayer. We […]

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