American Gospel Singer, Church Delegation to Visit Israel
JNS.org — An American gospel singer, along with a delegation from a Bahamian church, will visit Israel later this month as part of a bridge-building initiative led by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).
Pastor Marvin Sapp, a Grammy-nominated vocalist, will tour Christian and Jewish holy sites in Israel, together with 22 religious leaders from the Global United Fellowship, which represents over 600 churches. The delegation will also visit the IFCJ’s projects that assist Ethiopian-Israeli immigrants.
“Together we will see Israel up close, to be moved and inspired and to gain a new understanding of our shared histories,” said the IFCJ’s Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.
The IFCJ has lately focused on establishing stronger ties between the African-American and Jewish communities, especially in an effort to unite against intersectionality, which seeks to tie the anti-Israel and antisemitic rhetoric and activity of movements such as Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to progressive social justice groups.