The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC) – the largest pro-Israel Hispanic Organization in the world – has joined forces with the President’s Task Force, a division of the Friends of Zion (FOZ) Heritage Center in Jerusalem, to help combat antisemitism and BDS.
The President’s Task Force is a non-political organization comprised of presidents of major Christian organizations. Its executive committee includes former governor Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Rev. Jentezen Franklin, Dr. Robert Jeffress, and Dr. Jack Graham.
“We are proud to partner with Friends of Zion’s President’s Task Force and with its tireless founder, Dr. Mike Evans,” said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Conference and HILC.
“The aim of our partnership is to leverage the unparalleled access and influence of FOZ within Israel, along with the formidable social media and content production capabilities to further promote pro-Israel values within the Hispanic Christian community around the world. Our message is clear: Israel, her people and her leaders have no truer friends than Hispanic Christians. Our partnership with FOZ will help ensure it stays that way for generations to come.”
FOZ says it is dedicated to the defense of Israel and the Jewish people by highlighting the courageous acts of Christian Zionists who partnered with the Jewish people to establish the modern Jewish state. Together, FOZ and HILC will work to promote pro-Israel values within the Hispanic American community as well as the Spanish speaking diaspora by confronting antisemitism in all of its forms, as well as the boycott, divest and sanctions movement known as BDS.
“We are tremendously excited for what this new partnership with Rev. Rodriguez and the NHCLC/HILC represents, both for FOZ but more importantly for Israel and her people,” said FOZ President Mike Evans.
“There is already a natural love and kinship between Israel and Hispanic Christians, and a partnership with the NHCLC, the largest Hispanic Christian organization in the world, opens up the opportunity for us to equip millions of people in the US and throughout Central and South America with the tools and content they need to combat the hate-filled messages of BDS and antisemitism. We look forward to a powerful partnership for years to come.”
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He has been named by CNN and Fox News as “the leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement” and TIME Magazine nominated him among the 100 most influential leaders in America.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is recognized and identified by Time Magazine, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, Fox News, CNN, and a number of additional media outlets, publications, and periodicals as America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization with 40,118 certified member churches in the United States and chapters in Latin America.
Dr. Michael D. Evans is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author, award-winning journalist, commentator, minister, and head of Friends of Zion Heritage Center and Museum. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on Israeland the Middle East and is a sought-after speaker on the subject.
About Friends of Zion
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center is dedicated to bringing stories of love and heroism to the world. Magnificently told using ground-breaking technology found nowhere else in the nation, visitors experience the unfolding story as though stepping back in time. Visitors enter a whole new world, where they meet the biblical figures, academics, businessmen, and military officials who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples.