Fijians who are members of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ – Fiji Branch) left the country yesterday morning on a chartered Fiji Airways flight to attend the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Israel.
The flight had a stopover in Hong Kong before flying off to Tel Aviv and amongst the passengers was paramount chief of the Burebasaga confederacy and Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa.
The Fijian delegation will join about 3000 other international delegates for the eight-day Sukkot gathering that will run from September 29 to October 6.
“We are privileged again to welcome the nations to Jerusalem for Sukkot, according to the ancient vision of the Hebrew prophet Zechariah,” said International Christian Embassy Jerusalem President Dr Jürgen Bühler.
“We trust that as they encounter Israel up close, they will return to their home countries with a deeper love for this nation and a fresh inspiration from God, in keeping with Isaiah’s prophecy that the word of the Lord will go forth from Jerusalem.”
Fiji is set to open a new embassy in Israel next year which was an election pledge of the SODELPA party.