The Shalom Festival Committee together with the Israeli Ambassador in Brussels.
Press Release of Shalom Festival
FESTIVAL OF PEACE 'SHALOM'
IN SIGN OF RESPECT
FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
Brussels, 30 August 2015 - The seventh edition of the Shalom Festival for Peace was held at Place d’Espagne in Brussels.
The key moment of the afternoon among the artistic program and speakers, was the presentation of the "Shalom Declaration". This public declaration addresses the grievous persecution of Christians and Jews in the Middle East. The Judeo-Christian Friendship Declaration was read by Nigel Goodrich from the UK who officially handed it to the Central Jewish Consistory of Belgium and the Embassy of Israel.
The Honorary President, Baron Julien Klener and President Philippe Markiewicz received the "Shalom Declaration". Mr Philippe Markiewicz thanked the Protestant community for their friendship towards the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The speech of Pastor Luc Henrist was a poignant reminder of truth in denouncing the demonization that is too often spoken in the media about the Jewish people and Israel.