CHICAGO (Oct. 28)
A $500 check was presented several days ago to the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest. Moshe Gilboa, by Pastor Dave Newcomb on the Faith Bible Chapel in Janesville, Wisc, as a taken of friendship towards Israel. The contribution was made during a special reception which was held by Gilboa for the popular Israeli kibbutz talk singing group, The Gevatron, which performed before a standing room only crowd here.
The Gevatron consists of 18 men and women who are members of Kibbutz Geva. They song old and new Israeli and Yiddish songs, accompanied by audio-visual presentations showing the difficulties, hardships and the development of their kibbutz and the Yisrael Valley.
Gilboa invited the Shekidah Singers, a Christian choral group from Janesville, whose spiritual leader is Newcomb, to The Gevatron concert. The Christian group, which has visited Israel and has given concerts in the United States in support of Israel, reciprocated by presenting a special program of Israeli and American songs in behalf of Israel.
PROUD TO BE ISRAEL’S PARTNER
At the end of the performance, Newcomb said: “We are thankful to be partners to the message of Israel which we wholeheartedly support. We are aware that the Jewish people throughout generations and Israel today have always been the scapegoats sacrificed by vicious movements and elements both as individual Jews as communities and now as Israelis. We believe Christians have to support the State of Israel which represents the Judeo-Christian concept and stands in the confrontation line between good and evil.”
Newcomb then presented the $500 check which he termed “a modest contribution” by the Shekinah Singers “as a taken of identification and sympathy for Israel.” Gilboa expressed thanks for the gesture and emphasized that in view of the revival of neo-Nazism in France, other European countries and Latin America, and the demonstration Oct. 19 by neo-Nazis in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, it was encouraging to have Christian support for Israel and the Jewish people.