JNS.org — The head of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, expressedÂ solidarity with the global persecution of Christians, at the Jerusalem Day Convention with the Israeli Allies European Summit in Budapest, Hungary.
“I will speak out across theÂ globe with world leaders and with ordinary citizens, and I will tell them that we will never tolerate any kind of anti-Christian threats, just as we will not tolerate anti-Semitism,” World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder told Jewish and Christian leaders gathered at the summit. “Your fight is my fight.”
Christians across the world have come under increasing assault, especially in the Middle East, where Christians in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq have faced growing threats and widespread attacks from IslamicÂ extremists.
“In Syria over the last two years, almost half-a-million peaceful Christian Arabs have been driven out. Many thousands have even been killed,” Lauder said.
Launder thanked Christians for their steadfast support.
“Two people, Christians and Jews, will defend Israel. Two people, Christians and Jews, will protect Christian Arabs. … Thank you for your steadfast support of Israel and theÂ Jewish people.”