The Second Jerusalem Summit Asia took place in Seoul, South Korea,
on August 9-13, 2005. Korean Hosts of the Summit, The Kingdomizer
Mission Alliance, Asia’s largest church, urged hundreds of
Korean Church leaders to adopt a Resolution that has already been
endorsed at previous Summits by church leaders who represent millions
of Christians all over the world.
The Resolution affirms “the inalienable right of Jewish
people to the entire Holy Land and Jerusalem as its eternal capital”.
It also calls on all the Christians in the world to demand that
their governments take “righteous steps on behalf of Israel
and world peace”:
1. To petition our respective governments to move their embassies
2. To petition our respective governments to oppose anti-Israel
resolutions in the United Nations.
3. To petition our respective governments to cease funding the Palestinian
Authority until effective safeguards are put in place to ensure
the money is not diverted to terrorism.
4. To petition the local and international media for fair and baanced
coverage of the Arab-
5. To this end, we pledge to form caucuses in our respective governments
to support Israel and our Judeo-Christian values.
Led by The East Gate Foundation, a major Christian organization
of Philippines, Church leaders from Singapore, Indonesia , India
, and Taiwan were the first to sign the Resolution at the Jerusalem
Summit Asia -I that took place in 2004 in Manila, Philippines. According
to Mr. Dmitry Radyshevsky, the Jerusalem Summit’s Executive
Director, “ Israel should not be obsessed with the support
of Europe and the US . The effort to get the public support of Asia,
Africa, and Latin America is of equal importance. These regions
have a tremendous development potential, and their population –
first of all, Christians – possesses moral clarity that draws
distinction between the Good and the Evil in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
Mr. Radyshevsky’s speech at the Seoul Summit)
The Jerusalem Summit Asia-II in Seoul was co-initiated by South Korean and Filipino Christian organizations and attended by South Korean and Filipino political scientists, media, hundreds of South Korean church leaders representing 13 million believers (26% of the country’s population), as well as members of South Korean Parliament, and Mayor of Seoul Mr. Myung Buk Lee, the former president of Hyundai Corporation and the leading contender for national presidency.
From Israeli side, the Summit was attended by Knesset members headed by Mr. Yuri Shtern, co-chairman of Christian Allies Caucus of Knesset, as well as the Summit’s academic experts: Dr. Martin Sherman, who introduced the Humanitarian Alternative to the Oslo process, and Mr. Itamar Marcus, who introduced the evidence of the Nazi propaganda conducted by the Palestinian Autonomy, gathered by his group, Palestinian Media Watch.
Millions of South Korean Christians can see the horrible situation of their brothers in North Korea – famine and labor camps – as evidence of consequences of atheism and rejection of the Commandments. Christians consider “Blessing Israel” one of the main biblical commandments.
“Jews are the living proof that God exists,” said President of Kingdomizer Mission Alliance, Dr. Moses Wang Lee. “If God exists, so do Truth and Lies, and so do the Good and the Evil. Terror is absolute evil. Anti-Semitism and demonization of Jews are absolute evils. They cannot be justified by any political ends.”
South Korea and Israel have strategic reasons to stand together
against the common enemy. The survival of the totalitarian North
Korean regime and its ability to menace the South depend upon its
sales of rockets and nuclear technologies to radical Islamic regimes
and collaboration with them in the drug trade. (See
the presentation by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld)
Another strategic consideration is the growth of Islamism in Indonesia and Malaysia, South Korea’s back-door neighbors.
The leaders of South Korea’s Christians called on their millions-strong community to pray daily for the deliverance of Israel from the threat of terror and the right of Jews to live in all the parts of the Promised Land.