My Visit to the UN for The Israel Bible
When the United Nations (UN), in October 2016, passed a contentious anti-Israel resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem, I decided to go full-steam-ahead and “Bombard Them With Bibles”.
With your help, I visited the UN last week with The Israel Bibles in hand. There are few places today that represent anti-Israel hostility and reject Biblical truth like the United Nations headquarters in midtown Manhattan. I therefore didn’t know what to expect when I arrived to deliver The Israel Bible to the UN delegates.
My guide for the day was an UN employee, who greeted me warmly on 1st Avenue and 46th Street. This French woman, who asked that her name be withheld, explained that she was delighted to spend the day with a rabbi from Israel, especially since she is a Christian Zionist. She proudly has an Israeli flag propped on her desk and a Jewish calendar hanging over her computer in bold support of the Holy Land!
She told me that the overwhelming number of UN employees are vehemently anti-Israel. Yet, she and a small group of others meet each week to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I was shocked to find out that deep in the halls of the UN were Christians like herself who believe that God placed them there in order to serve as watchmen and play a unique role in defending the Jewish people.
Another highlight of my visit was presenting The Israel Bible to Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon. Just a few weeks earlier, Ambassador Danon responded to the Security Council’s condemnation of Israel and denial of Jewish sovereignty by raising up a Bible in his hand and stating, “This book holds 3,000 years of Jewish history in Israel and no one can dictate or change that fact!”
I expressed my appreciation to Ambassador Danon for his courage in bringing Biblical truth to the attention of world leaders despite their hostile reception, just as the Jewish people have been doing for thousands of years.
From there, we went to the General Assembly Hall where I proudly held high The Israel Bible at the very podium from which so much anti-Israel venom spews forth. I offered a prayer that these so called world leaders would submit themselves to the one book that honors the God, the people and the Land of Israel.
I want to personally take this opportunity to thank all of you who support The Israel Bible. May our efforts bring about the day when the leaders of the world gather, not to deny God, but to unite together and recognize the One, True God of Israel.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz
Publisher, The Israel Bible