Monday 19th June 2006
Neethlingshof Estate, Stellenbosc
It is with pleasure that we welcome you to Jerusalem Summit Africa.
Thank you for setting aside the time and finances to attend. We
trust that it will prove to be a good investment of both.
Our organisations serve the Church in Africa, assisting it to play
a full and relevant role in cooperating with Gods plans for
Israel. The title of the conference draws on Genesis 12 verse 3
that states that God will bless those that bless Israel. Already
we witness this taking place in a growing measure in Africa. Fervent
prayer for Israel reverberates across the continent, Christians
speak up for Israel and growing humanitarian projects in Israel
continue to show that Christians can put the money and effort where
their prayers are.
Israel in turn has shared its expertise in a variety of fields with
Africa, establishing projects in various parts of the continent
to help lift the mantle of poverty that besets many parts of the
continent. We rejoice in this and trust that this conference will
provide the incentive to see greater blessings released in Israel
and on the continent.
Africa is a continent with vast potential. It is also a continent
faced with severe challenges in terms of health and poverty at a
practical level and a rising resistance to the Judeo-Christian values
at a moral and spiritual level. The ?? international and local speakers
who represent a wide array of specialist knowledge and experience,
have geared their presentations towards establishing a better understanding
of the present situation and providing initial guidance in meeting
the many challenges.
May our participation in this conference move us forward along this
path and may we return home with a clearer picture of how the relationship
between Africa and Israel can build a bright Africa and secure Israel.
The South African teams of Bridges for Peace and the International
Christian Embassy are here to take care of you during the conference
and to be of service to you afterwards. Please dont hesitate
to make use of us.
National Director South Africa
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
National Director South Africa
Bridges for Peace
Rev Rebecca Brimmer
International President and CEO of Bridges for Peace.
Rev. Rebecca J. Brimmer is the International President and CEO of
Bridges for Peace. A resident of Israel for 16 years, she directs
the worldwide organization with International Headquarters in Israel,
and offices on every continent. She is a spokesman on behalf of
Bridges for Peace in many venues, through the printed page, radio,
public meetings and conferences. She is the Editor in Chief of the
Dispatch from Jerusalem; the Bridges for Peace weekly email update
service, Israel Current News Update with Prayer Focus,
and the Israel Teaching Letter. She is the author of For Zions
Sake I Will Not Be Silent a Scripture Guide to Praying for
Rabbi Benyamin Elon
Member of Parliament in Israel
Member of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus
Rabbi (Benny) Elon has been a member of the last four Knessets
and has served in two Knessets as the Minister of Tourism.
He is an ordained rabbi and is the founder and dean of the Talmudic
College Beit Orot. He is married, has 6 children and
lives in the town of Beit El in Biblical Samaria.
Rev Malcolm Hedding
Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Malcolm Hedding is an ordained Minister of the Assemblies of God
of Southern Africa. He served in the local church in South Africa
as a pastor, teacher and church planter for twenty-five years. At
the same time he was constantly involved in Jewish Christian dialogue
and ministry to Israel. So, from 1975 to the year 2000 he also served
as a member of Christian Action for Israel, finally becoming the
Chairman of that organization in 1991. All the while he was also
actively involved with the work of the International Christian Embassy
Jerusalem in Israel.
In the year 2000 Malcolm was appointed Executive Director of the
ICEJ, a post that he has now held for over five years. He has travelled
the world speaking on biblical Zionism and encouraging the church
to pick up her obligations in this regard. He has also been a frequent
speaker on many Jewish platforms and has written many articles and
books on the subject of Israel.
Malcolm holds two diplomas in Theology, as well as a Bachelor of
Theology degree. He is married to Cheryl and has three children,
one daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.
Media analyst in the Middle East specializing in the interpretation
of Arabic language media.
Itamar Marcus is the founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch.
Founded in 1996, PMW is an Israeli NGO that studies Palestinian
culture and society from numerous perspectives by monitoring the
Palestinian Authority's media and schoolbooks. Its reports include
studies on summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, crossword puzzles,
religious ideology, women and mothers, and inciting children to
'martyrdom.' PMW research has played a key role in exposing dangerous
elements of Palestinian ideology and
education. As Director of Research for the Center for Monitoring
the Impact of Peace from 1998 to 2000, Mr. Marcus wrote reports
on Palestinian Authority (PA), Syrian and Jordanian Schoolbooks.
PMW regularly supplies the media with video and text material. PMW
research has had significant political impact. Mr. Marcus was Israel's
representative in the negotiations with the Palestinians on incitement
in the Trilateral Anti-Incitement Committee (Israeli-Palestinian-American)
established under the Wye Accords. PMW's 2004 report, Four Loopholes
in USAID Funding, included six recommendations for changes in US
law. Five recommendations were accepted by Congress and incorporated
into the 2005 US Foreign Operations Bill. Mr. Marcuss testimony
before the Education Subcommittee of the US Senate Committee on
Allocations in October 2003 led to immediate changes in PA TV broadcasting.
Mr. Marcus has made presentations to MP's in European Parliament,
British, French, Canadian, and Australian Parliaments, and in conferences
and lectures in universities world wide. The world's view of the
Palestinian Authority is to a significant degree the result of PMW
Dr Robert E. Mawire
Chairman of the Board and Founder WRNO, Worldwide Shortwave Radio,
Good News Israel, Jewish Airlifts, Hope for Africa, Good News World
Outreach, Gerizim Technologies and Ariel Smart City.
Dr. Robert Mawire has devoted his life to global evangelism and
encouraging, motivating, equipping and igniting a fire and passion
for more of God to countless people wherever he goes. He is a man
of vision, purpose, strength and character; internationally recognized
speaker, author and businessman; sought after speaker for radio,
television and national and international conferences; has facilitated
and implemented various humanitarian activities. He graduated from
Worldview College, Tasmania, Australia and completed advanced studies
both in the United States and Australia.
He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Good News World Outreach,
WRNO Worldwide short wave radio station, Hope for Africa, Coalition
for the Support of Biblical Israel, Project Now (airlift
of Russian Jews); is on the Board of the National Council on Bible
Curriculum in Public Schools; Co-founder of Good News Ariel FM106
radio station an established Good News TV station in Ariel Israel;
Co-founder of one of the leading Smart Cities in the
world today; maintains strategic alliances with many foreign countries,
including Israel, Mexico, and Africa; actively engaged in ongoing
political negotiations on Capitol Hill; respected advisor to political
and corporate leaders; hosted Hour of Good News on American
Independent Network TV.
Dr. Mawire has had a strong impact on global evangelism and missions
through strategic planning, global broadcasting and through training,
equipping and supporting pastors, missionaries and leaders both
in the United States and internationally; established and maintains
ongoing church leadership in many countries; published and distributed
Portuguese bibles in Mozambique; organized and facilitated humanitarian
aid to Mozambique that resulted in the first collapse of Communism
in forty years in 1987; published and distributed bibles for public
schools in communist Zimbabwe; received commendation for his international
endeavors from President Ronald Reagan; Dr. Mawires book,
Top Secrets Revealed, has empowered, motivated and inspired many
people into a deeper more intimate relationship with God.
Dr. Mawire and his wife Janet from Australia of 25 years have three
sons, Jonathan, Caleb, and Stephen and live in Arlington, Texas.
Rev Kenneth Meshoe
Church leader from Vosloorus, Johannesburg and Member of
Parliament, South Africa.
Reverend Kenneth Meshoe of Pretoria, South Africa, received his
theological diploma from the Shekinah Bible Institute, Tennessee,
USA. In 1988 he started an independent church called Hope of Glory
Tabernacle, which has steadily grown and flourished. In 1993, the
African Christian Democratic Party was officially launched in Johannesburg,
and Rev. Meshoe became its first president. The ACDP increased its
support base by more than 300% in the 1999 elections, and currently
has 7 National Members of Parliament and 8 Provincial Members of
Parliament. Kenneth Meshoe has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate
from the Bethel Christian College of Riverside, California, USA,
where he is now an Associate Member on the Board of Regents.
Prof. Wolf Moskovich:
Doctor of Philological Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the USSR,
Leningrad, USSR who speaks Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew,
Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish.
He has over 300 publications (including 12 books) in Slavic and
Jewish studies, lexicography and computational linguistics.
Doctor Moskovich is Honorary Visiting Fellow at University College,
London, Distinguished Shoshana Shier Professor, University of Toronto,
Canada, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Russian and Slavic
Studies, Director, Research Center for Slavic Languages and Literatures
as well as Director, Institute of History, Philosophy and Regional
Studies The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Director of the Jerusalem
Branch of the International Project Evidence of Yiddish in
European Eyes (EYDES) as well as Associate Editor of the Great
Dictionary of the Yiddish Language, Director of the Jerusalem Branch
of the Project (Project of Columbia University, USA).
He has been awarded numerous honors and grants, some of which are:
Pushkin Medal of the International Association of Teachers of the
Russian Language and Literature for Achievements in Russian Studies,
Gold Medal of the International Ukraine-Israel Society for Furthering
Interethnic Understanding, Grants of the Rothschild Foundation,
Pastor Errol Naidoo
Associate Pastor and Director of Public Relations at His People
Christian Church, Cape Town.
Since graduating from His People Bible School in 1995, Errol has
been extremely active in the public sphere raising awareness about
the many attacks against Biblical Christianity and the family in
particular. This includes publicly challenging the Secular Humanist
agenda through television and radio debates and writing columns
and articles for various magazines and newspapers from a Biblical
perspective. He was ordained into the ministry on 30 March 2003
and divides his time between preaching, teaching at the Everynation
Leadership Institute, marital and family counseling and leadership
Errol has just celebrated his twentieth wedding anniversary with
Arlene and they have three children Jill, Jay and Jared.
Executive Director Jerusalem Summit
Director of the Michael Cherney Foundation
He received his BA in journalism from Moscow State University and
his Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University
Born in Moscow, Mr. Radyshevsky worked as a religion writer for
Moscow News and a senior foreign correspondent for The Jerusalem
After being invited in 1991 to US as a visiting journalist for an
internship with TIME Magazine, Mr. Radyshevsky served as an Assistant
Editor of the Russian project at New York Times, and then, for six
years, was the New York Bureau Chief of Moscow News.
Having made Aliyah (repatriation) from US to Israel in 1999, Mr.
Radyshevsky headed The Michael Cherney Foundation and serves as
a CEO of The Jerusalem Summit, an international forum, established
Dmitry Radyshevsky is an author of several fiction and non-fiction
books. His latest are: Mantra (Penguin Putnam Inc.,
New York, 2002) and Dolphinarium: Terror Targets the Young
(MCF, Tel-Aviv, 2002).
He resides with his wife Inessa and their four children in Jerusalem.
Director of Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.
Josh Reinstein has been the Director of the Knesset Christian Allies
Caucus since its inception on January 5th 2004. Before assuming
his present position, he served as English Language Spokesperson
for the National Union Party, and for Uri Lupliansky, the Mayor
of Jerusalem, during his election campaign. Mr. Reinstein also owns
and operates JSR International Marketing, an international marketing
and public relations firm based in Israel.
Mr. Reinstein grew up in Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Canada. He is
an honors graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where he
earned a degree in Political Science. He served as a tank gunner
in the elite 188 unit of the Israel Defense Forces Armored Corps.
Dr Martin Sherman
Lecturer Tel Aviv University
Martin Sherman is the academic director of the Jerusalem Summit
and lectures in Political Science and Security Studies at Tel Aviv
University. He is also a research fellow at the International Policy
Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). He holds degrees in Physics
and Geology (B.Sc.), Business Administration (MBA) and Political
Science (Ph.D.). He served for seven years in operational capacities
in the Israeli intelligence community.
From 1990-91 he held the post of ministerial advisor to the Israeli
government, and has testified as an expert before Joint Economic
Committee of US Congress in a hearing on economic and security trends
in the Middle East.
Dr. Sherman is a long standing director on the boards of several
Israeli commercial companies. His academic publications include
two books, The Politics of Water in The Middle East, (St Martins,
1999) and Despots, Democrats and the Determinants of International
Conflict, (St Martins, 1998), as well as several articles in journals
such as the Middle East Quarterly, The Journal of Strategic Studies,
The Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, The Journal
of Theoretical Politics, Nations and Nationalism, and Nationalism
& Ethnic Politics. He acted the Academic Coordinator of the
internationally renowned Herzliya Conference in 2001 and 2002.
Dr. Sherman writes extensively on security political and economic
issues in the Israeli national press in both English and Hebrew.
Former MK Eliezer Sandberg
Former Member of Parliament in Israel.
Served as Minister of Science and Technology.
Eliezer Sandberg has been a member of five Knessets during
which he held positions as Deputy Minister of Education, Culture,
and Sport, Minister of Science and Technology, and Minister of National
Infrastructure, as well as being Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.
Mr. Sandberg is a Lawyer by profession, having received his LL.B.
from Tel Aviv University. During his military service he was also
a Lieutenant in the Army Prosecutors Office.