The International Christian Embassy (ICEJ) has voiced its support for the planned move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and cited “diplomatic missteps” made by eight nations that have opposed the move. In a release dated Sunday, February 25th, the ICEJ, founded in 1980 as “a permanent representation of global Christian solidarity with Israel,” supported U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to formally implement longstanding American policy by moving the U.S. embassy. In the same release, the ICEJ announced plans to lobby other nations on behalf of the move.
“We are very grateful once again that the Trump administration is continuing to carry through with its commitment to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, where it has always belonged,” said ICEJ President Dr. Jürgen Bühler. “We join the Israeli people and government in saluting this well-timed gesture. The Christian Embassy also is hopeful other nations will quickly follow suit, and we are working to ensure that outcome through our various national branches and activists worldwide.”
The ICEJ announced that it is actively urging leaders of numerous other nations to join the United States by also relocating their embassies to Jerusalem. Their efforts include letter campaigns and direct lobbying of government leaders by their local Christian communities.