2015: Ulf Ekman

The 2015 award went to Ulf Ekman, Sweden. 


Ulf Ekman has had, and continues to have, a strong commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the state of Israel and the Jewish people. As a prominent pastor Ulf Ekman has had a strong and clear voice in matters regarding Israel. He has been active in public discourse and a strong leader within the Christian community in this regard.


The committee behind the Kaare Kristiansen Memorial Award honors Ulf Ekman’s long standing support for Israel. Through almost 30 years he has been a leader in support of Israel and the Jewish people throughout Scandinavia and the former Soviet Union. His unwavering leadership has strengthened the case for Israel and been a tremendous inspiration for Christians, Jews and others.