Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at this year’s AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, the largest pro-Israel group in the US) Conference in Washington DC this past Sunday evening. While I was privileged to attend last year’s AIPAC Conference, I am not there this year but am following closely the addresses and events that take place at the conference this year. (The conference began on Sunday and will end tonight.)
VP Pence has been very outspoken about his support of Israel, and has provided that sort of guidance to President Trump as well. He delivered a powerful 20-minute keynote Sunday night and you can catch his speech here:
Many foreign dignitaries, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (appearing via video), former Prime Ministers Tony Blair (UK) and Stephen Harper (Canada), and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame have all spoken. In addition, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (another huge Israel supporter), US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were all on the docket, as were a string of Democratic spokespersons (such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. (AIPAC is a non-partisan organization.)
As I review some of the speeches from AIPAC, I will recommend those I find to be extraordinary.
Please pray for our nation’s leaders, and those from around the world. As you know, the Middle East is a simmering cauldron in need of great wisdom in terms of leadership. It is our duty as Christians to pray for those in positions of authority. Let’s be faithful to the call!