SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, John Hagee Ministries (JHM) held its 35th annual Night to Honor Israel at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. Christians United for Israel founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee and Amb. John Bolton served as the event's keynote speakers.
In his remarks, Hagee discussed the explosive growth of the Christian Zionist movement as well as the mounting threats Israel faces. In particular, Hagee stressed the importance of passing the Taylor Force Act. Named for an American veteran and graduate student murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Israel, the bill would end US aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until the PA ceases its support of terror.
"We must not give one dime to the Palestinian Authority so long as they continue to support terrorism in both word and deed," he said.
Bolton, who has served in a number of senior diplomatic positions, explained in unequivocal terms the importance of the US-Israel relationship.
"If Israel is not secure, the United States is not secure," Bolton said.
At the event's conclusion, JHM distributed more than $2 million in donations to Israeli and Jewish charities. The following organizations received support:
Afikim Family Enrichment Association, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Bikur V'Ezras Cholim, Friends of the IDF, Galilee Medical Center, Heart of Benjamin, Herzl Institute, Herzog Hospital, Holocaust Memorial Museum of Houston, International Council of Young Israel, Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, Jewish Agency for Israel, Just One Life, Koby Mandell Foundation, Megemeria School (training for new Ethiopian immigrants), Ohr Torah Stone, Nefesh B'Nefesh, Netanya Academic College, Save a Child's Heart, Shurat Hadin, and the Women's International Zionist Organization.
Since holding its first Night to Honor Israel in 1981, JHM has donated more than $98 million to Israeli and Jewish charities.
John Hagee Ministries (JHM) is an international Christian Ministry led by Pastors John and Matt Hagee. John Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 22,000 active members and is the founder and National Chairman of Christians United for Israel, the nation's largest pro-Israel organization. Matt Hagee serves as the Executive Pastor of Cornerstone Church and is the sixth generation in the Hagee family to carry the mantle of the Gospel to America and the nations of the world.
Video - https://youtu.be/Q1YFOfIv5p0
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/john-hagee-ministries-holds-35th-annual-night-to-honor-israel-300355025.html
SOURCE John Hagee Ministries