Rabbi Binyamin Elon, Founder
Former Israeli Minister of Tourism and Member of Knesset Rabbi Binyamin (Benny) Elon, Z"L (1954-2017) was the Founder of the Israel Allies Foundation.
MK Elon served as a Member of Knesset from the 14th to the 17th Knesset (1996-2009). During this period of time he served as:
Chairman of the Knesset Science and Technology Committee
Chairman of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus
Chairman of the National Union-NRP (Ichud Leumi-Mafdal) slate
Chairman of the Moledet Party
Member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
Member of the Law and Justice Committee
One of the two Knesset representatives on the Committee for the Appointment of Judges
MK Elon was active in public affairs for many years. His most prominent work included preserving the unity of Jerusalem as Israel‘s undivided and eternal capital. He was well known not only for his political acumen, but for his ability to translate his sound ideological philosophies into workable solutions.
A main focal point of MK Elon’s activities was to strengthen Israel‘s political standing in the western world and specifically in the United States, Europe and Latin America. In addition to strengthening traditional Jewish relationships with Israel, he developed excellent relations with the Christian community, politicians and prominent public figures.
It was MK Elon‘s cherished dream to strengthen the relationships between Jews and Christians all over the world.
MK Elon is the author of God's Covenant with Israel: Establishing Biblical Boundaries in Today's World.
Born in 1954, MK Elon was a ninth-generation Jerusalemite. He had his Rabbinic ordination and was married to popular newspaper columnist and author Emunah. They are the proud parents of six children grandparents of fourteen grandchildren.
In May 2017, Rabbi Elon passed away. May his name and memory be a blessing.