I really love this story about a group of cowboys from Montana who travel to Israel to assist farmers in harvesting their crops. One of the cowboys is named John Pler, who is joining us now.
When I was introducing you to the audience, I mentioned that you would stand out in Israel. Can you confirm that? Yes, that’s true. We do stand out quite a bit. We often get approached by people who want to take pictures with us.
So, what are you teaching them? Oh, you mean what are they teaching me? The people of Israel are living and working on this land, which belongs to them. I’m just excited to be here and support and work with them. How did this group of Montana cowboys come together to go to Israel? Well, what we’re doing is we are currently in Judea and Samaria, working with an organization called Hovel. They are supporting the farmers and Jewish communities in this area.
They provide essential supplies needed for these communities to prevent any attacks, such as bulletproof vests, night vision goggles, and security drones. So, we are distributing these supplies and working at a warehouse on a military base. We have also been helping out on local farms while the men are busy or serving in the draft.
Forgive me for asking, but are you or any of the other cowboys Jewish? No, we are not Jewish. However, we are fundamentalist Christians who believe in the entirety of the Bible and in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We believe that this land was given to the Jewish people by God, and they have a right to it. How many cowboys are in your group? There are three of us from Montana, and another cowboy from Arkansas joined us in New York on the way.
You are doing something extraordinary, and I congratulate you for that. Thank you for being on the show and sharing what you’re doing. We hope to see you again soon.