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Amid Israeli Conflict, Buffalo Shows Love for Israel

By Kyle Patterson, Editor
Photos by Matt Brown 

Last night amid rocket blasts and intensified middle East conflict centering around the small but ever so significant piece of real estate, the nation of Israel, an estimated 700 people gathered in celebration and solidarity with the nation of Israel. The event, organized by Eagles' Wings Ministries based in Clarence, NY in partnership with over 20 local churches and ministries was attended largely by local Christian believers to show their love and appreciation for the birthplace of their faith, the land of Israel.

Hosted by Pastor Pat Jones and the congregation he leads, Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church in Clarence, the event welcomed Mr. Michael Wise, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, Assemblyman Ray Walter, Rabbi Perry Netter and Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General of Israel in NY Gil Lainer among many other special guests representing the nation of Israel, the Jewish faith and the Christian faith. Robert Stearns, Executive Director of Eagles' Wings was also honored as a great support and friend to Israel by Lanier. After the event a Kosher Jewish desert reception was held for the honored Jewish guests and host committee Christian faith leaders.

Robert Stearns of Eagles' Wings
Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General of Israel in NY Gil Lainer
Around 700 supporters came out in support of Israel last night at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church