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Franklin Graham, left, warmly greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right. (Photo credit: Samaritan’s Purse)

Franklin Graham Meets, Prays With Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel-Hamas War Continues

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As the war between Israel and Hamas continues to rage, the Rev. Franklin Graham met and prayed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

n a statement shared with CBN Digital, Graham described his meeting and time of prayer with the prime minister as “a privilege.”

“This man needs our prayers,” he continued. “He is facing the most trying time since the birth of their nation, with 1,200 people killed, more than 240 men, women, and children taken as hostages, and many injured in the Hamas attack.”

Graham added, “As I spoke with a woman whose husband was taken hostage, the fear and heartache is overwhelming. Pray for these hostages and their families, pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”

Listen to them on the latest episode of “Quick Start."

The Samaritan’s Purse president’s time with Netanyahu came on the heels of a historic rally in Washington, D.C., where nearly 300,000 people joined together to voice their support for Israel and against antisemitism.

“A lot of what we’re doing with this event on Tuesday is to show the world, to show America, to show Congress, and to show the White House that the vast, vast majority of Americans stand with Israel and not with these Hamas sympathizers who are dressing like terrorists and minimizing and rationalizing the terror that has befallen Israel,” William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told CBN News.

If you missed the massive rally, you can watch CBN News’ coverage of the event here:

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Tré Goins-Phillips serves as a host and content creator for CBN News. He hosts the weekly “Faith vs. Culture” show and co-hosts “Quick Start,” a news podcast released every weekday morning. Born and raised in Virginia, Tré now lives along the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he has built his career, often traveling to meet and interview fascinating cultural influencers and entertainers. After working with brands like TheBlaze and Independent Journal Review, Tré began his career at CBN News in 2018 and has a particular passion for bridging the chasm between the secular world and the church