Christian Friends of Israel began with a meeting of a few Christian leaders in Jerusalem in December 1985, from the UK, USA, France and Israel, who were aware of an urgent need to set up a framework in which they could serve the Lord and bless Israel as true friends.

Out of a number of names proposed, that chosen - "Christian Friends of Israel" - expressed exactly how we believed Christians should relate to the Jewish people, both in view of the Church`s past history and also all that God was leading Israel through.

With the particular help of Lance Lambert and David Bivin, the principles and aims of CFI were worked through word by word, and these Foundation Principles stand unchanged today.

You can read our introductory leaflet: Why Christian Friends of Israel?