Why European Coalition for Israel?

European Coalition for Israel is a unique grassroots movement, which is seeking to promote better relations between Europe and Israel through advocacy and education.

Being A Voice

In 2000, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel was invited to a crisis summit, hosted by the European Commission, to speak about the rise of antisemitism in Europe. In his speech, he explained how disappointed and helpless he felt and as nobody, except the Jewish communities, seemed to be reacting to the rise of antisemitism. – “Where are all the others?” he asked. European Coalition for Israel was formed in response to this question as “a coalition of all the others,” meaning non-Jews, who felt it was their moral obligation to stand up for the Jewish people and the State of Israel in a time of threat.

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European Responsibility

“A Europe in which Jews are afraid is no longer Europe”
FEDERICA MOGHERINI

 

The history of the establishment of the State of Israel and the European Union are closely intertwined, both of which were preceded by the atrocities of World War II.

In the wake of that conflict, the founding fathers envisioned a united Europe as a necessary step in order to avoid another deadly war within the region.

At the same time, more and more evidence was emerging on the Nazis genocide of 6 million Jews.

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Our Values

“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.”
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

ECI defines itself as a European based organization, understanding the important role of Europe in regards to the Jewish people and the existence of the State of Israel not only in the past but also for today.

ECI defines itself as a coalition of Christian organizations, grass root movements, and churches from different Christian cultures and backgrounds, representing the whole spectrum of Christian expression: Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, etc…

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ECI in USA

International Coalition for Israel – USA (ICI-USA) is a U.S. based organization that European Coalition for Israel has initiated to promote international cooperation and trans-Atlantic relations, to further engage the International Institutions on issues pertaining to Israel, the Middle East, to combat issues of antisemitism in the West, and to mobilize the Christian community on these issues through prayer, education, and financial support.

Since 2003, The European Coalition for Israel has been a voice in Brussels at the European Institutions (i.e European Union) and then expanded over time to being a voice also at the international institutions (i.e. the United Nations)…

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