Last Thursday, Star Parker (founder and president of CURE) and a group of pro-Israel black pastors held a press conference at the National Press Club to stand with Israel and urge the Congressional Black Caucus not to boycott (or walk out on) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress tomorrow.
Zionist Organization of America, described as the oldest pro-Israel group in the country, honored Star and the pastors. An excerpt:
“The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) applauds and thanks Star Parker and a group of prominent African America ministers who bravely spoke out to chastise the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for its intended boycott of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress on March 3.
“The ZOA applauds and thanks Ms. Parker and the African American ministers who joined her at this event, for speaking truth to power, for standing with the Jewish State of Israel, and for having the courage to break with the consensus of their community’s political leadership and passionately defend their principles.”
Watch the full 50-minute press conference at the CURENet Clergy Corner. You can also watch selected clips below:
Pastor James David Manning:
Pastor Claude May:
Pastor Harvey Burnett: