By Kaatee Bailey August 3, 2018
The Hawaii-Israel relationship is at an all time peak with the news of a Hawaii House Embassy opening soon in Jerusalem. The last and 50th state acknowledged by America will take the lead to become the first State to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and establish there, an NGO Hawaii House Embassy. this historic act is the first of its kind in American history.
Since the monumental move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, there has been increased tensions and terror attacks on the Jewish State making the ancient capital of Jerusalem one of the greatest controversies in the global community. Hawaii has elected to stand in its defense and initiate a precedent for other states in America to follow. Though Hawaii is a small but significant dot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they will add their voice to the choir of nations defending Jerusalem and fulfill the words of the Prophet Isaiah. “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet… Isaiah 62:1
Establishing a presence in Jerusalem will create a permanent connection in the Hawaii-Israel relationship that began in 1893 when a Jewish diplomat appointed to the Hawaiian Kingdom by the Queen, pleaded on behalf of the restoration of the monarchy after the overthrow. Indebted by the support of Paul Newman, Hawaii will stand in defense of Jerusalem and continue their long history of friendship.
In 2014, the Hawaii-Israel relationship was once again reinforced when the Hawaii-Israel Alignment Declaration was signed by 16 signatures from the Hawaii Senate. They committed to stand in solidarity with the State of Israel and deepen their relationship of Aloha. A Hawaii House Embassy in Jerusalem will be the crown jewel of this bonding relationship.
Josh Reinstein, Director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus has opened the door for the Hawaii House Embassy to be established in Jerusalem. They hope to open their doors before the end of this year and bring with them warm ALOHA, love and support to Israel and the Jewish community. The Hawaii House Embassy will act as a connecting link from Hawaii to Israel to promote, support and assist both Christian and Jewish organizations doing worthy endeavors to better the land and the Jewish public.
To make this a reality, the forerunners of the Hawaii House Embassy are asking for financial aid and assistance from the Christian community, leaders of our country and friends of Israel. If you would like to support this historic effort, your help will be much appreciated. Contributions can be made through their website. Checks can be made to HIA and sent by mail to P.O. box 728 Puunene, Hawaii 96784 . For further information contact [email protected].