Why do Christians Support Israel?




Many Christians describe a personal love of Israel, which often develops when they travel to the land. For millions of Christians, the Bible has come alive on visits to Israel, which they describe as the "trip of a lifetime." It is only natural that they would return home as supporters of Israel.


There are many reasons to support Israel—Israel is making the world a better place. Israeli technologies in science, medicine, high-tech, agriculture, and science are changing lives worldwide. In 2024, Tel Aviv was ranked fifth place in annual ranking of best global tech ecosystemsAnyone who uses a cell phone or visits a hospital is a direct beneficiary of Israeli innovation.


When Christians learn the sad history of Jewish-Christian relations and the centuries of Christian antisemitism they are often sorrowed and seek to establish a new relationship with the Jewish people, which has historically been weak.


Christians feel that it is important to support the only democracy in the Middle East—a country that shares our values and believes in freedom of speech, freedom of worship, and human rights. As a wave of revolution and instability sweeps across the Middle East, Israel is an island of stability—and the only country where a Christian minority is thriving.


Bible-believing Christians may also support Israel because of the Jewish people's connection to and reading of the Scriptures. God has brought the Jewish people back to their homeland in fulfillment of His promises. Christians want to bless them and help them. They interpret God's promise to bless those who bless His people as an invitation to bless and support that which He is doing.

Learn more:

Why Christians Support Israel Podcast Series (Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director)


Why We Support Israel (article by Susan Michael, ICEJ, 2000)

The Israel Test (article by Rev. Malcolm Hedding, 2012)

Christian Zionism: The Real Story (Friends of Israel editorial, 2012)

My Heroes Have Always Been Hebrews (article by Joe Carter, First Things, 2011)

HHCC-CJCUC Statement on Christian-Jewish Relations

Why I Stand with Israel  (article by William J. Bennett, Empower America, 2002)