May 19, 2019

Will Evangelicals Continue to Donate to Israel?

“Among charities active in Israel today, few can rival the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews when it comes to fundraising capabilities, donor base and impact – and certainly not when it comes to visibility.

But since it was founded in 1983, the IFCJ (better known in Israel as Hakeren Leyedidut) has been pretty much a one-man show. And now that man is gone.

Yechiel Eckstein, the charismatic rabbi who built this philanthropic empire from scratch, died suddenly of a heart attack on February 6 at age 67. Among the first to identify the potential for translating Christian evangelical support for Israel into charity dollars, he was the voice and face of the organization since its inception.”

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