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Without Walls International Church's Pastor Paula White to Speak at Washington Gala Honoring Departing Ambassador of Israel, Daniel Ayalon

Contact: Krystal Collazo, Senior Public & Media Relations Manager, WDC Media PR, 877-862-3600, 786-566-2452, KrystalCollazo@wdcmedia.com


TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pastor Paula White of Without Walls International Church will be among the featured speakers at the January 14th Washington, D.C. gala honoring departing Israel Ambassador to the United States, the honorable Daniel Ayalon and his wife Anne.


"I am humbled by the opportunity to honor Ambassador and Mrs. Ayalon for their lasing contribution to building bridges between the Jewish and Christian communities both here and in Israel," says Pastor Paula White, host of the popular syndicated show "Paula White Today."  "The Ambassador has served in Washington since 2002 and has been instrumental in promoting peace, illustrating to Americans of all faith traditions the importance of strong U.S.-Israeli relations, and has exemplified in his own life the significance of God and family."


Paula White Ministries and Without Walls International Church are dedicated supporters of Israel. Paula White, a life coach, serves as an inspiration to millions around the world. She pastors the 22,000-member Without Walls International Church in Tampa, hosts an international television program, spearheads humanitarian efforts worldwide, all the while traveling the world fulfilling her mission and call to Transform Lives and Heal Hearts.


The Gala is a special evening to honor Ambassador Daniel Ayalon and Mrs. Anne Ayalon, for the tremendous advances made in building support and understanding for Israel with the American Jewish and Christian communities, and in the corporate and political arena. In addition to honoring the Ayalons the evening will serve to welcome the new Ambassador of Israel to the United States, His Excellency, Sallai Meridor and Mrs. Noa Meridor.  During his tenure, Ambassador Ayalon has traveled widely outside of Washington D.C., meeting with both Christian and Jewish leaders, business executives, academics and political leaders to promote a better understanding of Israel and deepen cooperation with it at all levels. The Ambassador frequently has appeared in the national and international news media.


In addition to Paula White, Ambassador Ayalon will be honored by Rabbi Levi Shemtov of Prayer Chabad in Washington D.C.; Tony Gelbart of Nefesh B'Nefesh; Malcolm Hoenline of The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Congressmen Roy Blunt (R-Mo) and Tom Lantos (D-Ca). Senate Chaplin, Barry Black will give the benediction. President George W. Bush has been invited to keynote the evening, which is sponsored by Love of Israel in cooperation with the Israeli Embassy.  The program will also feature special messages from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and from Pastor John Hagee.


Sponsoring the event is Love of Israel in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel. Love of Israel and the co-sponsors honor the close ties that have been developed between Israel and America's Christian community.  Co-sponsors include: Salem Communications (WAVA Radio), International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, High Adventure Broadcasting, Capital City Church, and the Healing Rooms of DC.  For more information about the gala or to register to attend visit http://www.loveofisrael.com.