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
“Where Are All the Others?”
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.
“A Europe in which Jews are afraid is no longer Europe”
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.
“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.”
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…
ECI IN USA
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)…