Sharon Meets with Evangelical Christians

May 10, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

On May 10, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, interested in shoring up his standing in the influential US Evangelical Christian community, met eight leading Evangelical figures Tuesday, including Jay Sekulow, a high profile Messianic Jew. Sekulow, who runs a conservative civil liberties group called the American Center for Law & Justice that was set up by evangelist Pat Robertson, is considered close to US President George W. Bush and was one of three strategists charged by the White House with the task of getting Bush's controversial court nominees through the Senate. An official in the Prime Minister's Office said Sharon was unaware of Sekulow's Jewish background. 'These are hard-core Republicans very supportive of Israel,' the official said. 'When they come here, we don't ask what their religion is. The man is willing to do a lot for the state of Israel.' Sekulow is also the host of a daily radio show aired on some 550 stations. Among the others in the delegation were Paul Crouch, the founder and President of the world's largest Christian television network, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Michael Little, the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.